If I can’t be with my family in our home, having D + my parents here, in our home city, is the next best thing.
With only a few moments to spare for relaxing, many more were spent indulging and exploring. The District seems to be asleep, and blissfully empty, during this holiday weekend. We put on our Tourist hats with our festive dress-up clothes, and had a great time.
The weekend was kicked off in style on Christmas Eve; we attended this season’s very last Nutcracker performance at the Warner Theater, walked to the historic Round Robin Bar at the Willard Hotel (famous for their original Mint Julip and coining the term Lobbyists) for a drink – try the Poinsetta, refreshing & bubbly – and continued our stroll by passing the White House (Aloha, Obamas!) and landing at the Hay Adams’ Lafayette Dining Room for dinner.
Yes, D is one heck of a festive evening planner.
Photos, slightly blurry, courtesy of D lending over the iPhone to my hands.
See the White House, behind that bright light? Our dinner-time neighbors.
We ended the night by joining hundreds of other people seated in rows and ready to sing – at the National Cathedral 10 p.m. service.
Finally, the big day comes & goes…
It was a gorgeous day in the city – middle pictures: we spent the afternoon at Mt Vernon, along with throngs of other people who had the same idea – and a fun challenge to put that dinner spread together! Tiny kitchens have nothin’ on me + the Mom-help.
All in all? This DC-style Christmas was one for the books. It will probably be a while before we spend another holiday like that in the District, so I’m glad we checked the boxes.