Monday, November 1, 2010

Rally, Newseum, Restaurants and a Dresser

My dad came to visit me in D.C. this weekend.  It was such a great time!  This was the first weekend in a while that I didn't even crack open a school book or binder and I do not regret it ONE bit. 

On Saturday, we started out the day with brunch at Founding Farmers.  I wasn't the best picture taker this weekend because I was trying to save my camera battery, but I highly recommend Founding Farmers even though I don't have a picture to show you.  I also highly recommend reservations if you plan to go there on your next trip to D.C.  That is one popular place!

Next, we walked down to the national mall to the Rally to Restore Sanity.  I'm sure you've heard something about the Rally by now, unless you live under a rock (which is totally respectable, by the way).  We didn't stay very long at the rally because we really couldn't see or hear anything. 

See what I mean?  I'm glad we went to the rally, even if it was crazy.  It was a very "D.C." thing to do and I enjoyed seeing the people.

This was one of my favorite signs at the rally, and my dad's too.  It says "Obama Promised NCAAF Playoffs.  End BCS."  Haha!  Only a true college football fan would love this sign!

This is a group of people walking to the rally.  There were so many people!  We were so lucky and had fantastic weather all weekend.  D.C. is so much more enjoyable when you aren't melting into the concrete from the humidity.

Saturday night we went to see Idina Menzel perform with the National Symphony Orchestra at the Kennedy Center.  I didn't take any great pictures to post here, but the show was FANTASTIC!  We had such a good time.  Idina Menzel was the original Maureen in RENT and the original Elphaba in Wicked on Broadway.  She was such a riot in person.  Marvin Hamlisch (who wrote the scores to The Way We Were and A Chorus Line) directed the orchestra.  They were a great duo!

 Sunday we went to brunch (again) and then headed off to the Newseum.  The Newseum is one of the only museums in D.C. that charges admission and at $20 ($18 for students) it is a pretty steep price in my opinion.  We had a great time at the Newseum and even got to see the studio where they film ABC's "This Week."  

The views from the Newseum are incredible!  It is right on Pennsylvania Avenue and it has great views of the Hill and lots of other museums around it.  We got to see a special exhibit on Hurricane Katrina, which I found really interesting.  We also saw the September 11 exhibit at the museum and it was a very emotional exhibit to view.  It is hard to believe so much time has passed since 2001.

Sunday night we had dinner at Oyamel.  Again, no pictures- sorry!  Oyamel is a mexican-style restaurant in the Chinatown area.  It. Was. So. Good!  I really enjoyed it.  I'm a lover of mexican food anyway, but this was amazing! We got a tableside guacamole and it was incredible.  It was like $13.00 but it was a huge bowl of guacamole.  Oyamel serves everything small-plate style, so the individual dishes are only $3 or $4, but you order a few dishes (about 3 or 4 dishes per person).  It was so fun to try all the different flavors.  The entire meal was probably my favorite since I've moved to D.C.  HIGHLY recommend Oyamel for those of you who will be visiting D.C. soon. 

Lastly, I recently found this pretty dresser on the Primitive & Proper website.  I'm really thinking a lot about it.
What do yall think of it? 


  1. i would LOVE to try the mexican place :) sounds even tastier than tortilla coast! when i click to look at the dresser it does not show a specific one, just the "dresser" page in general. looks like yall had a wonderful weekend!

  2. I'm glad you finally found good Mexican food in DC!

  3. Gotta love Cassie's work!!! I say go for it. :)


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