Saturday, January 22, 2011

MLK Weekend 1/14-1/16/11

Had my lady come up last weekend to celebrate her friends birthday from Virginia Beach because they don't have much to do when the waves out there are frozen. After I took her up for NYE she was impressed with the nightlife and things to do she decided that DC was going to be a good spot for an extended birthday weekend. They arrived late afternoon Saturday and though we missed the Tattoo Convention held at Crystal City's Doubletree, we did make to the Smithsonian before closing time. We ended up at the American History Museum and it was quite a treat. They recently renovated the place and it is very exquisite. The subjects of our country's history from wars, culture, and even sports were displayed with a modern freshness that begged the eyes to gaze upon it. They liked it so much we went to the Natural History building on Monday to look at the Night at the Museum themed exhibits! So getting cultured is in full swing and I think I'll hit a new place every Sunday and give a report. To conclude Saturday we went to my favorite bar in town, Bourbon in Adams Morgan. They have over 75 bourbons plus all the other wines, beers, and spirits and the upstairs has a dance party on the weekends. Two Southern girls can get on that trip, for sure. Sunday started late as we were going to catch a Capitals game (they won finally 3-1) but before that I took everybody to a drag brunch at Nellies off U and 9th Streets. Yeah, it was a total drag and they even lip synced to some pop songs of the drags they were supposed to look like. To each is own I guess but it was a good time. Great weekend and best of all I was able to show off a huge diverse part of the city to some out of towners that are big fans now. All in all great success.

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