Weekend Getaway


In our ripe old age of 30 (Brandon now being freshly-turned-31), it has come to my attention that we are failing miserably at being young and adventurous.  Yes, we love nothing more than to stay in our sweats all day, watching reruns of Game of Thrones and eating breakfast at 2pm with Mac staring up at us waiting for a scrap to fall…  but recently I’ve been thinking.  Why aren’t we out exploring and discovering the world while we’re still young and childless and not completely engulfed by credit card debt? Yes we work hard during the week and relaxing is great, but seriously, what are we doing with our lives?  (Yes this conversation involved some booze, as most good convos do, and may have ended in us speaking much louder than we needed to, but it was a good thing.)  So with that, we decided to head out of town for a quick trip to celebrate Brandon’s birthday in our nation’s capital of Washington DC.


We walked for about 4 hours, taking in lots of sights from the White House to the Lincoln Memorial and back.  Our feet were angry and our bellies were grumbling so (despite a quick jaunt into H&M) we headed back to the hotel before we could make it into any of the museums we wanted to see.  We ended up getting enough energy to metro to the Spy Museum, since that was number one on our must-see list.  It was really cool, and even though I felt like tiny little Lilliputians were stabbing my feet with miniature daggers soaked in hot acid the entire time, we really enjoyed it.  (FYI- Chuck’s are not great for walking approx 10 miles.)

We also had the great pleasure of dining at I Ricchi while we were in town, thanks to a Living Social deal I found at the last-minute.  (Two three-course meals, including a glass of wine & a glass of Prosecco for each for $69.)

I Ricchi

Every single thing here, from the awesome staff to the phenomenal food, was amazing.  We started at the bar where the bartender poured us some delightful beverages (see above) and gave us a few recommendations.  I ended up ordering all of the three things he said were his favorite, and he nailed it.  The calamari was like buttah, the hand-rolled tortelloni with sage butter sauce was heavenly, and the ricotta mascarpone cheesecake was the final nail in the coffin of deliciousness.  For some reason I can’t find my photo of the cheesecake, but just take my word for it when I tell you- WOW.  I would definitely recommend checking this place out if you find yourself in the DC area looking for dinner.

We ended the trip with a quick visit to Trader Joe’s where I filled the cart with all sorts of wonderful surprises.  God I love $3 wine.

I also have a ridiculous story about the hotel we stayed at, but I’ll save that for another time.  Let’s just say I’ll never be staying at a Hilton hotel ever again.

Where’s the last place you went for a weekend getaway?  

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  1. I’m glad you guys had fun! Though I’m still mad you didn’t tell me you were here.

  2. DC is such a fun city and I love walking there–but in comfy shoes! Looking forward to the Hilton story…

  3. I don’t know if I’d endorse the credit card debt, of which I am intimately familiar, but the rest of this makes me so happy! Although, there was no mascarpone cheesecake available when I used my Living Social deal at i Ricchi, so I feel a bit bitter toward you at the moment. God I love mascarpone.
    Tom and I spend way too much effing money being “adventurous” (read: gluttonous drunkards), but I like to think it’s worth it 🙂

  4. Washington DC is so much fun. Eric and I need to start doing this fun stuff. Once he figures out his whole job thing weekends are going to be little getaways! I can’t wait!

  5. I did a story on the Spy Museum a couple years ago, so I’m kind of jealous you saw it in person! Actually, I’m more jealous you went to a Trader Joes, but whatever. Glad you guys had fun!

  6. Love weekend trips to DC! Such a beautiful city, especially this time of year when it starts to come to life. Pretty soon, the Cherry Blossoms will hit and then it turns into a glorious scene. Hope all is well hun! XO

  7. Aww looks like a ton of fun! I wish you had told me you were in town!! Would’ve loved to meet up 🙂 I’m looking forward to that hilton story!!

  8. Too funny — I was in DC last weekend, too! We’d booked a reservation weeks ago for the Cherry Blossom Festival, and even though Mother Nature ruined things by making March so cold that the blossoms aren’t actually blooming yet, we still decided to go. How amusing would it be if we were actually at the Lincoln Memorial at the same time?!

  9. How fun! Random weekend getaways are always nice! 🙂 Glad you had a great time!

  10. One time I decided to be adventurous like that too — wearing tory burch flats that literally made my feet BLEED. Is any shoe really comfortable to walk 10 miles in? Probably not, our feet like the couch.

  11. This looks like a brilliant weekend – DC is definitely on my list of places to visit! Can’t wait to hear the Hilton story….. x

  12. Sounds like a blast! Our last getaway was to New Orleans a couple weeks ago. It was a glorious 3-day weekend and I wish I could go back already!

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