No, this isn’t a page about comic books; it’s actually going to become a timeline & possibly pictures of things we have done while in Washington, DC.  I hope to make a true hard copy scrapbook for the kids of our time spent in DC – they’re so young right now that they won’t remember this year, but I at least want them to know about what will hopefully be a very fun and cool year.  This page will ultimately help me remember what we’ve done and in what order.

The Sites:

Smithsonian National Museum of National History – Zoe’s favs: the butterfly pavillion and the dinosaurs

Washington National Zoo – cool things: elephant bath and octupus feeding; Zoe’s favs: pandas (duh!), elephants, lions, zebras, cheetah, hissing cockroaches (I know, gross), owls

Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum – Zoe’s fav: commercial flight simulator

Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden – great place to have a picnic when at the Mall; quiet, couple of covered bistro tables

The Mall – big grassy area between the Capital and the Washington Monument; Zoe’s fav – carousel

National Building Museum – not a whole lot of exhibits, but the atrium is huge and very cool.  there’s an area called the Building Zone where kids can build things with large legos, use different types of tools, and play in a “green” house.

Great Falls National Park – where the Potomac River flows through the Mather Gorge.  Some very accesible, short hikes to lookouts.  The park is located in McLean, VA, which is 15 miles outside of DC.

Cox Farm Fall Festival – pumpkin patch, corn field, hay rides, pony rides, and entertainment stage.  Check out the blog entry for more info.

National Harbor – where Gaylord National Resort is located & some of the christmas pictures of Zoe and Cole were taken. 

Good Food

Ray’s Hellburger – casual but interesting hamburger joint

Super Pollo – Peruvian charbroiled chicken

Big Buns – build your own hamburger/grilled chicken sandwich/ grilled mahi mahi fish sandwich joint;

Bombay Club – traditional Indian cuisine with colonial ambiance (plantation shutters, live piano music, white linens, etc)

Brasserie Bistro – restaurant where we celebrated Judge Newman’s 25th anniversary working for the Federal Circuit.

Ketchup – cool kid-friendly restaurant at National Harbor; their gimmic – a variety of homemade ketchups to try on your fries.


One Response to “DC Scrapbook”

  1. denise y emilia said

    gotta go to EAT bar in Arlington and Dona Asucena in Arlington as well (Glebe Rd. & Rte 50). Get “pupusas” there (tortillas filled with cheese, meat, beans or a combo). Don’t be frightened by clientele… YUM! 🙂

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