Saturday, August 23, 2008

More DC Memories

Cam and I have both written about the trip our family took a trip to Washington D.C. in early June but I wanted to share a few more memories and my favorite photos from our time in DC.

On the way there, each of us was excited about taking our first Virgin America flight. I enjoyed choosing which music videos to watch and being able to order food from a menu. The cheese and fruit plate became a fast favorite.

After landing, we took a cab to the Historic Omni Shoreham hotel where the National CASA Conference was being held and where we would be staying.

Just blocks away, on Connecticut Avenue, we were excited to find three different India restaurants.

That first night, we relaxed and enjoyed the pleasantly warm weather while sitting outside and sampling the vegetarian offerings at Little India.

After dinner, intrigued by the lions and light poles on the nearby Taft Bridge, I talked Sam and Cam into walking across it to see what we could see. (Lion photo credit)

(I love walking across bridges.)

On the other side, (bridge photo credit) we ended up on Embassy Row where we watched party goers arrive for an elaborate formal event at the French Ambassador's Residence.

It appears that the event was the Washington National Opera's Annual Opera Ball tickets were $1,000 per person. We did not have a ticket but enjoyed the musicians performing outside and the greeters in their dresses woven with lights. (photo credit)

I'll write about the next day, the day the three of us spent exploring, soon. If you haven't already seen it, here is a small Flickr set of photos of us getting to DC.

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