Smithsonian Museum | Washington D.C.

March 31, 2015

Hello! I'm back today to tell you all about my second day in our nation's capital. Today was another day of walking around the Smithsonian museums.
We woke up around 8am and went back to Old Ebbitt Grill (where I forgot to take a picture of my breakfast, again). Today I ordered the Buttermilk pancakes, which where delicious! Old Ebbitt Grill is a great spot to go for breakfast/brunch; they have a variety of breakfast foods and the service is excellent!

My family then walked a few blocks down to the National Galley of Art. I only had 45 minutes in the museum, but it was fantastic! I saw a lot of my favorite artists including Renoir, Monet, and Mary Cassatt.  I even got a photo in front of Bridge Over a Pond of Water Lillies, which was super special, because about two years ago I stood on the same bridge in Claude Monet's garden.

Around the corner was the Air and Space museum, not my first choice, but my little brother was super excited. We stayed in the Air and Space museum for about an hour and a half, and  to be completely honest it wasn't that bad. The museum has a lot of interactive activities that can be entertaining for all ages. Then we headed to the Natural History Museum, also not my first choice, but I did get to see the Hope Diamond, which was pretty incredible. There were people crowded all around it, but I was able to squeeze in to get a photo.  We also went to the museum gift shop, where I got a hot pink spirit jersey, with the Smithsonian in cheetah print letters (high fashion, right?).

After the Natural History Museum, we walked around the corner to the American History Museum, where we briefly walked in and saw Dorothy's Ruby Red Slippers.  It was a bit disappointing that a large section of that museum was undergoing renovations, so we did not spend much time there. We crossed the street to the Washington Monument where we snapped a few pictures, and then went on a mission to find a Starbucks. I had to try the birthday cake frapp on its last day, and although it wasn't the best drink ever, it was pretty good!

For a late dinner my Dad and I headed into Georgetown and went to Clyde's. I didn't have much of an appetite, so I ordered the blackened fish tacos, which were delicious. I definitely recommend them as an appetizer! We couldn't pass up Georgetown Cupcakes for our last night in the city, so we anxiously waited in line. The line was about 20 minutes, but definitely worth it. I ordered the salted caramel cupcake, and it was so good! If you have never been to Georgetown Cupcakes, you need to go!

Todays outfit was a little less casual than yesterday!

Sweater: Old Navy     Blazer: H&M     Skirt: J.Crew Factory     Boots: Sam Edelman     Crossbody: Coach

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