I think I briefly mentioned this before, but I think it deserves a post of its own. J and I are going on a babymoon (last vacation prebaby) in a couple of weeks. In June I found a great deal on a hotel on priceline, and all the stuff that we’re doing is free! At that time I also contacted my congressman to ask for tickets to tour the White House, the Library of Congress, and the Kennedy Center. Turns out the White House doesn’t do tours the week we’re going, but we have free tickets to everything else! And it turns out the Smithsonian’s don’t charge you either. So, we’re going to have a fun filled trip romping around DC for 4 days!
Also, apparently parking at our hotel is ridiculously expensive ($35 a day), I’m looking into parking at the airport ($12 a day) and taking a shuttle or taxi down to the hotel. With the metro, we really won’t need our car anyway. I’m not sure if that’s ethical or legal, but if it saves me $100, I really don’t care. And possibly, with the money we save we might be able to swing another day, and I’m really hoping that we can, because there’s so much that we want to see, and not enough days to do so!
Here are a list of things that we’re planning on seeing:
- Smithsonian Air and Space Museum
- Smithsonian American History Museum
- Library of Congress
- Kennedy Center
- Ford’s Theater
- Holocaust Museum
- Mount Vernon
This is just to name a few and doesn’t include going to the mall and/or seeing the monuments. And it doesn’t include all the fabulous places that I’m currently scouting to eat at. So, as you can see from that list that I’m really hoping that I can swing another day, but we’ll see. I’m really excited for this trip. It’ll be the first vacation that J and I have taken since our honeymoon and that was 3 1/2 years ago! I’ll be sure to post pictures when we get back from it.