I met our very own PRLady this morning, who is FAB and tried to talk me into moving here.
I spent most of the day at the National Gallery of Art, I took 2 of their guided tours and had the buffet lunch in the restaurant. It's all Italian food in honor of their Canaletto exhibit. You know I can't post without mentioning food.
The vanilla custard with honey tasted exactly like the egg custard my mom used to make from scratch, but they were extremely puny so I had to eat 3 of them. Hopefully nobody noticed this. Or that I scarfed up about a pound of the arugula salad.
I went back to the Museum of the American Indian. I'd been there already but needed to go back to check out the gift shop. They have some beautiful things in there. I wavered over the brightly colored Pendeleton blankets, I saw one that would look great in my bedroom. But it was so hot out today, just looking at wool blankets made me start sweating. I ended up getting a funky gourd bowl, I plan to put it on the bookcase next to my front door, it will be handy to hold my keys.
I have one quibble w/DC (apart from the perky joggers who make me feel slothful) Why do none of the Smithsonian museums have late nights? The people who live here could visit after work instead of having to go on the weekends when they are packed. And tourists who are at loose ends in the evening could get some more sight-seeing in.
I am back at my hotel while I decide what to do for dinner, they have a wine reception every evening and so I am sipping a sangria. I will only have one glass tonight, however, so I am in no danger of getting lost again.
I was chatting w/ another guest when I came in and he recommended a place called Pizza Paradiso, which is a short walk from here. So I think that's where I'll end up eventually.
If anyone wants to do dinner tomorrow, post here, I will check in before I set off for the day. I'm going to check out the Hillwood estate, and I have the bizarre troll ballet in the evening.
I do NOT want to go home.