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.)
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?