Wednesday, March 13, 2013

DC - Day 3

Today was a little crazy.

We went to the George Washington Masonic Memorial. It was a little weird. There wasn't much to do there, but there were some cool statues of #1.

We ate lunch at a fabulous Thai place called Pasara. It's in Alexandria.

We headed to the Capitol where President Obama was also visiting. His visit was really a pain in the neck. They won't let you anywhere close to the building while he's arriving. We saw his motorcade, but never saw him.

Then, we had a scheduled Capitol tour at 2. Because of Obama's presence, we weren't allowed to go on the tour.

We did get to go into the gallery and watch the several members of the House of Reps battle over a welfare bill. That was cool to watch. No cameras were allowed of course.

After that, we were starving. We had dinner reservations at 8 and it was only 4, so we decided to split a burger and fries at Good Stuff Eatery. It was sooo very good.

We then headed to see all the different memorials. You can see what we visited in the pics.

After that, it was time for dinner.

I love watching Top Chef, so I had researched and found out one of the chefs has a restaurant in DC. It's Mike Isabella's restaurant. It's called Graffiato. (Turns out Good Stuff Eatery is the product of Spike Mendelsohn, also a Top Chef chef!) The appetizers at Graffiato were awesome. The ceasar salad had the croutons on it that were filled with cream cheese. They were melt in your mouth good. Michael got some soup that was also delish. I was a little disappointed in our entrees. My pizza was just ok and Michael's calamari fettucini was a little to calamarish!
Dessert was pretty good.

We then took a long walk/metro ride home.

This was a fun day, but I don't think over ever been this cold for an extended amount of time!

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