Monday, November 7, 2011

washington, d.c.

 i got to go to dc again a couple of weeks ago for a conference and this time marty joined me for the last few days of my trip. we were super tourist-y and covered the entire district by foot. the weather was perfectly cool and crisp (enough to get a hilarious woven cat hat and break in my new jacket). 
i spotted a street vendor selling some afghani kilim pillow covers for super cheap. looking back, i probably should have just bought the lot.
we headed to the american history museum where we saw the original muppets (!!!) and an el train from chicago
after walking through the national mall we went to the air & space museum for marty to get his nerd on and watch "journey to the stars." they played the show in a dome-shaped theatre with super reclined seats and whoopi goldberg narrated. so obviously i promptly fell asleep.
we ended our saturday at 7th hill pizza and shared the seward square and potomac ave pizzas.
on sunday we got to go to the flea market at eastern market. after ogling all the awesome art, jewelry and antiques (by some miracle i walked away empty-handed), we went inside the market to eat lunch.
 marty's head (which is above average in size) for scale
 for lunch, we had a random assortment of goodies from the market, including chicken & cranberry and spinach empanadas, and macaroni salad.
earlier in the week i had gone to the zoo! i just had to share some photos since it was so cool - especially watching the pandas eat bamboo. 

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