Washington DC Trip Recap – Sunday and Monday

Washington DC trip recap – Sunday and Monday, August 20 & 21

Sunday, August 20
We slept in a little on Sunday morning and headed down to breakfast late. The three of us got our car and headed out to Mount Vernon, George Washington’s House. We took the Potamac River cruise (dubbed the “most boring U Turn in all of Virginia” by Randy”)

Mt. Vernon from the river:

Molly used to live in Alexandria so we headed there for lunch and to window shop. While window shopping we found that PAPER SOURCE had a store there. I was in heaven – we spent a good hour walking around and I could have spent a lot longer but Randy was getting grumpy. I stocked up on paper for my brochures and got some new things to play with – it was a very happy place for me.

The front window of my happy place and all the pretty cards and envelopes – second to the bottom is sage, EDEP’s signature color:

Once I was dragged, kicking and screaming, from Paper Source we picked up Andrew, my other cousin and Molly’s little brother, who happened to be coming into DC for work – kismet at it’s best!

We got dressed and went to the strangest dinner ever at Poste Restaurant.

Why was it the strangest dinner ever? Our waitress. I don’t remember her name but seriously, she was 100% out of it. We were taking bets about what substance she was on! She took about 15 minutes to get 4 drinks and while she was opening a bottle of wine she asked if we had decided on starters…and then wandered away! I kind you not! It was by far the strangest meal I have ever had – the food was good but our server was just so weird it kind of soured the whole meal.

Monday, August 21
Bright and early, Molly, Andy, Randy and I headed to Arlington National Ceremony. The rows and rows of white headstones are simple and understated but represent so very much:

We caught the shuttle bus to see the changing of the guard ceremony and a wreath laying ceremony – both of which were very cool to see in person and moving in their own way:

We dropped off Molly and Andy at the metro so she could catch her flight and he could go to work. Randy wasn’t feeling all that well so we spent the afternoon napping and hanging out in the DuPont Circle area.

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