Dan Brown in his recent novel, The Lost Symbol mentions
that many Americans travel the globe to see the capitols
of other nations yet have never visited their own.
I have great friends who live there, and have been wanting
me to come for years. Well, I finally made it.
I took my oldest daughter with me. Our first night we enjoyed
the blue hour while viewing our fabulous Capitol.
I had no idea it was so huge.
Speaking of huge,
Mount Vernon, George Washington's home and estate which
consisted of 8,000 acres. This was my favorite tourist site
which we visited. They have a movie presentation during
which it actually snows on you, not confetti but little
flakes of ice that melt when they land on your skin.
Also, the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints'
Temple, which seems bigger than the temple in Salt Lake City.
As you come upon this huge edifice on the freeway
it literally stops traffic.
And the National Cathedral, another huge and
gorgeous building. My favorite part of this was
the quiet and wonderful Bishop's Garden from which
this picture was taken.
Now, let's talk about one of the most important parts of travel
for me - food. Look at the huge line outside of
They now have their own show on TLC called DC Cupcakes.
Talk about HUGE, what a selection, and this was after 8:00 pm.
How about their huge pink menu filled with fabulous flavors
by the day?
They were still whipping them out.
Fresh flowers on each table and how about that cool pink
box to take them home in.
We chose six of them. How do you like that pink lemon berry
This one had a cute heart shaped out of fondant that was
dusted with a pearl dust.
We had the chance to attend the Library of Congress on
September 17, where they were celebrating the 223rd
birthday of the Constitution.
This was such an ornate and fabulous building.
They were serving birthday cakes with a replica
of the Constitution printed on the top of the cakes.
One was red, one white and one
blue. These were made by Red Velvet.
So we had to go there too.
Though their store was much smaller and their displays
very simple, we preferred their cupcakes. They were
moister and more flavorful. I would show a picture
of theirs, but the box got tipped on the way home
so they weren't pretty anymore.
These are our red velvet cupcakes that we made this
How do you sum up Washington DC in a small post?
It was wonderful and beautiful and flavorful.
It was great to be a foodie in Washington DC.
A big thanks to Rachel and Sarah for hosting us and
being our fabulous food guides.
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