Out of town guests kept me pretty busy this past weekend: Nance and Len came to visit!
It’s always fun to show them around my favorite DC hot spots; and this trip they were also able to see me in the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler! More on the race below. First, the visit highlights!
We really nailed the trendy, classic and off-the-beaten path museum trifecta. Starting with the renovated Renwick Gallery! This place continues to get great coverage in the news media. With the “photography encouraged” signs we couldn’t resist a few snapshots of our own.
Our third museum of the weekend was the Postal Museum. The exhibits enlightened us on the latest in postal security, PostSecrets and the Pony Express – all with the “air and space” feel far from the traditionally tourist Mall museums.
In other notable mentions: the cuisine. I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to show them my favorite fast-casual establishments. They were big fans of Cava, Roti and Beefsteak, where Nance even posed for a dinner action shot! Note, we also ate non-fast dining meals through the course of the weekend.
After the race I met back up with Nance and Len (who spotted me cross the finish line!), grabbed a water and banana, snapped a few commemorative photos and hit the road to Dunkin’ Donuts for much needed hot beverages and recovery fuel. And since I really can’t emphasize enough how gosh-darn cold it was out there, one last mother-daughter photo for good measure: