Monday, November 19, 2012

Richmond & D.C. Weekend

At the beginning of October, Kyle was the best man in a wedding in Richmond, Virginia…. so we did what we do best: packed up our carry-on’s. Then, jumped on a plane and headed to the New England area!

We have been overly blessed to take fun trips like this one.  Traveling is one of our favorite things to do together, and we cherish every bit of it!

The wedding was at a plantation outside of Richmond – it was beautiful and the weather couldn’t have been more perfect. Below is the ONLY picture I have from the wedding. Thanks Blake for posing with us!
I’m kicking myself for not bringing the camera.

The next day, we drove to D.C. to watch the 2011 Heisman trophy winner, Robert Griffin III play for the Washington Redskins. And, of COURSE we proudly wore out Baylor gear!

The next few days we explored Washington D.C. which was so fun. We saw most of the tourist attractions (historical monuments & museums) and we enjoyed eating at some really fun recommended restaurants around D.C., Georgetown & Old Town Alexandria. 

While we were at the Lincoln Memorial, we acted like we were 7 year olds. No joke. Ha… and so did all the 8th graders who followed suit after we left.
(Sorry Abe for setting this trend! Although, we thoroughly enjoyed our visit at the Lincoln Memorial.)

After a little fun, we decided we needed to be serious for a bit, so we visited the Arlington National Cemetery where we watched the changing of the Guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.  These guards are incredible. They stand guarding the tomb during the worst weather and continue to represent our country with dignity & honor. 

Thanks to EVERYONE who recommended a restaurant in the area. We LOVED trying them out!
In D.C.- Founding Farmers, Ben’s Chili Bowl
In Georgetown- Filomena, Pizzaria Paradizo, Baked & Wired, Tryst
In Alexandria- Murphy’s Grand Irish Pub, Starbucks

(At Filomena.  An authentic Italian restaurant in Georgetown.  This little lady makes homemade cheese ravioli-which we tried & was yummy!)
Ben’s Chili Bowl.  An interesting experience. Glad we can say we’ve been there!

At Tryst: a great coffee shop that had live music and a great atmosphere.

The last night, Kyle wanted to try out the Fresh Fish Market.  It was really cool… just a little fishy!

I wish we had pictures from the other places we ate at. Some of the best coffee, chaider and pumpkin spiced cupcake came from Baked & Wired in Georgetown.. that place was SO.GOOD.  And, Founding Farmers was a delicious lunch- we just had to wait awhile for a table to open up!
We’d definitely recommend any of these places if you’re traveling to the DC area.  Definitely visit the historical parts of DC, but save enough time to see the surrounding areas. I just loved walking around Georgetown & Old Town Alexandria.

Towards the end of our trip, we traveled back to the airport to fly out of Richmond. We stopped at Mount Vernon to see George Washington’s House!

What a fun adventure! Smile


  1. Ahhhh I love Washington! It's probably one of my favorite places ever. I just love all of it's rich history! Glad to see you guys had fun (:

  2. You two are truly making the best of this season of newlyweds/ no children! I love how ya'll are professional travelers and envious of all the places you've gone. Have a great Thanksgiving, cuz!