Cleve and I wanted to get away. Reservations were made at our favorite place- The Key Bridge Marriott.
Our room was as beautiful as always. We had two different views from our windows. One was facing Georgetown and one was facing the city of Washington D.C. The Washington Monument was only seen this time from our window because we were only on the fifth floor. You can usually see the Lincoln memorial, The Capital and the monument from the top. The city was very clear and warm on those two days. I was into taking pictures of trees for some reason. The cherry blossoms were in bloom along with the pear trees.
First on our agenda was to catch a couple of IMAX Movies shown at the National Space and Air Museum. One of which was a first shown ever-3D IMAX of the discovery astronauts in space at the space station. This was our forth trip into the city. We’ve discovered that we saw just about everything there was to see so we were off to dinner that night.
Our Concierge recommended us a lovely restaurant close by to our hotel.
It was called “Orlean’s House”, located in Rosslyn, Virginia. We were seated directly on the second floor looking down into the restaurant. It was like a showboat style with a small waterfall situated in the front. It had a very festive atmosphere and decorated with white Christmas lights. It was so close to our hotel that we walked back.
After the dinner we went for a swim at the indoor pool which by the way had a very hot sauna nearby. Lots of fun.
The next morning we woke up to a grand breakfast buffet. Cleve knows I love buffets.
We packed and went directly to Arlington Cemetery. Cleve’s Father is buried there since 1982. It’s the one place that Cleve can almost feel the presence of his Father.
It definitely makes you stop and think. The view there is always beautiful and the foliage was in full bloom. We have a pass to drive around so if you’ve ever been there you know that the cemetery is immense. I’m glad we had the car. We stopped by The Kennedy’s gravesite and took some more pictures of the landscapes and head on back into the city.
We found a parking spot right in front of the Museum of American History. Since we’ve been there before it was mostly in and out of there also. The one section that was different though was the section consisting of Pictures, memorabilia and artifacts from September 11th. It was very depressing and sad.
At this point, we ventured to the center of the Mall and realized that we were not interested anymore that day in sightseeing or walking anymore that day so we started to head out of the city to see the Jefferson memorial one last time. Traffic was so congested that we dismissed that thought also.
Bye Bye Washington.
I think we’ll go somewhere tropical next time. Once again Cleve and I did have a relaxing time away from our everyday activities.
No Matter what we do together it’s always a pleasure just being together and enjoying each others company without the distractions of work. We talked all the way home without the radio on.