Wednesday, October 21, 2009

DC { Recap }

The five days we spent in DC, Virginia and Maryland were so much fun. Despite the dreary, dark, rainy weather, we still had such a great time. Wednesday and Thursday night were spent with the Fitch's in Great Falls, VA - Friday and Saturday were spent with the Reynold's at their new home in Arlington. Here is a list of the sites we accomplished - we had so much more on our "to do" list, but with the crummy weather weren't able to do everything we had hoped (i.e. wine tasting in Virginia - planned by Stacie and Carrie).

☂ Downtown Baltimore

☂ Annapolis, Maryland - home of the US Naval Academy

☂ Smithsonian Museum of Natural History

☂ Smithsonian Air and Space Museum

☂ Smithsonian Museum of American History

☂ National Air and Space Museum - Steven F. Udvar-Hazy Center (definitely the highlight of Steve's trip - all plane photos below taken here)

☂ International Spy Museum

☂ Happy Hour at the Australian Embassy

☂ Birthday-Eve drinks at the Reynolds local Pub - Bungalow Billiards & Brew

☂ Birthday dinner at Filomena's in Georgetown

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Capitol Building


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Abe Lincoln


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Photo taken at the Lincoln Memorial with the Washington Monument in the background


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Lincoln Memorial and the reflecting pool


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Washington Monument


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The next piece of jewelry I'd like to add to my collection


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The same plane that Steve's grandfather flew in WWII


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Blackbird jet - Interesting Fact: In 1990 this jet flew from LA to DC in 1 hour and 4 minutes! I could get used to that sort of cross-country travel


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The B-29 Enola Gay - dropped the Atomic Bomb


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Mrs. R, Mrs. R and Mrs. M


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Appetizers and beers at Gordon Biersch after the Spy Museum - probably should have reapplied lip gloss as I'm looking a tad pale


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An attempt at a fun shoot to show off Carrie's Hunter boots...in the parking garage. Definitely fun and a great laugh, but her jeans were SOAKED after the 30 photos that were taken in this sequence


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Just the perfect drink to get the birthday night celebrations going


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Birthday dinner at Filomena's Ristorante in Georgetown - hands down best Italian food I've ever had!


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Mr & Mrs R at Filomenas


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Kev and Stacie


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Cousins - Steve will forever be the tallest in ALL family photos


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Baby Cousin Paul during breakfast. Also, the first photo taken with my new lens!! Thank you to my wonderful husband for buying my dream lens the Nikon 85mm for my birthday!


A Huge Thank You to Matt, Lisa, Carrie, Erik, Stacie, Kevin, Ben and McCarthy for celebrating with me and another huge thank you to all of you that called, texted and sent me birthday wishes - I feel very loved and thankful for all of you! Thank you for helping to make my 30th Birthday more perfect than I ever could have imagined.

13 comments:

Lyndsy said...

Coff your pictures have me so excited to go next week! What great shots! Perhaps I should pass along your shots of the museum to Mr. Hazy??? Glad you enjoyed the museum, it is pretty incredible. Also glad you got to check out the Austrailian Embassy...who knows you may have just met my match (j/k). I love the shot of the Mrs. so cute and the rain boot photo is fabulous! Love, Love, Love it!! XOXO

Tara Holmes said...

Your DC pictures were like postcards. I'm glad you have fun for your birfday. Love the pic of Carrie and her boots in the parking garage.

Megan, Ryan & Addi said...

Great pics! Looks like you guys had a fabulous time! I'm glad you guys were able to see so much despite the weather. Where are the pics of you and Barack? I know he came out for your party! ;)

Matt and Teresa said...

I absolutely love the last picture of your baby cousin... such a cute little face! Happy Birthday Coffey, it sounds like you had a great trip!

Avery Bleu said...

FUN! Ya'll look so cute.

Blyth Family Blog said...

Looks like so much fun!! DC looks like such a great place, I can't believe we've never been there.
Love the last pic of baby Paul, great shot!

Brady Andrew Weedin said...

Great pics of DC!!! So jealous!

Melissa Moore said...

Erin, Great pics in this post, you have inspired me to think about a new plan for my turning 30 in the spring. Looks like an amazing trip and one everyone should take.

Lynne said...

Looks like you guys had a great trip. Your pics of course turned out great! Happy Birthday.

The Johnsons said...

Looks like you had a great trip. . .as always! Have you ever had a bad trip? Makes me want to visit D.C.

Stacie said...

Thanks for turning 30 Coff, we had a great time and as always, laughed so hard my belly hurt! Miss you two already! XO

DeLane & Kevin & Parker Lilly said...

What great pictures for a great trip even despite the weather! I tell ya, you should have stopped by to see Norma Jean in Bowie (prounouced BOO-ee) :) xxoo glad you had a fab 30th!

Shelby said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! Happy 30!