Tuesday Talk

Hey, y’all! Today, I am linking up with the sweetest girls, Ashley and Erika, for their fun link-up “Tuesday Talk!”

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Each month, we link up and discuss a different topic, and I love getting ideas from you all!

This month, I am needing your help! Jackson turns 16 this June, and to celebrate we are taking a mother-son trip to one of my very favorite cities!

Washington D.C! Yeah! We are traveling during Spring Break. 🙂

Since I haven’t been to the city in years, I just feel like all of my D.C. knowledge is probably a little outdated. Because of this I would love all your tips and tricks for what we need to see while we are there. I asked for restaurant recommendations on Instagram, but I’m still open to that as well! We both LOVE to eat, so we plan on hitting up as many yummy spots as possible. 🙂

Can’t wait to hear all about your D.C. tips. This is going to be great trip! I just know it!

Happy Tuesday, and thank you so much for this fun link up ladies! XOXO Narci

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17 comments

  1. Senator Cronyn does a meet and greet With families from Texas once a week. You have your picture taken with him, and they send it to you in the mail. Also, you have to walk the monuments at night. So pretty!

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  2. Georgetown has declined in recent years due to all the new restaurants popping up.

    You will want to check out Navy Yard (new area around the baseball stadium), 14th Street, H street and the Southwest Waterfront. The Capitol is a good standby as well.

    In terms of museums, Air and Space and Portrait Gallery are winners for everyone. You should also walk the Mall and around the monuments.

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  3. I’ve visited several times. The museums are great and taking the time to walk the monuments is very worthwhile. I recommend the further walk to the FDR, Thomas Jefferson and MLK memorials. Most recently we took an Uber to the pentagon memorial, at night. It’s moving and so well honors those lost on 9/11, it’s a very special place to visit. Also, your family seems fairly active, I’d suggest an early morning run or walk around the National mall up to the Lincoln memorial. I recently did that on my last trip in November and it’s by FAR a wonderful memory. Just to sit and gaze upon the reflection pool facing the Capitol building. Pure bliss for me!

    Argh! now I’m looking at flights from Chicago to DC…. looks like my next trip itch has started already 😉

    Have an amazing time!

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  4. Absolutely walk the monuments at night – they are spectacular! The Newseum is an awesome museum not to be missed. The Smithsonian is always worth visiting (and free!) Georgetown is a quintessential DC area with some great restaurants (Martin’s Tavern – you can sit in the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie!) and bakeries (Georgetown Cupcake & Baked and Wired for cupcakes). Old Ebbitt’s is an “old school DC” restaurant located right by the White House that is delicious and will make you feel like you’re in an episode of West Wing. Hit up Ted’s Bulletin for breakfast for one of their delicious lattes & homemade poptarts!

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  5. I think I gave you some restaurant recommendations on Instagram, but I’ll put some here, too. If you both like steak, I would HIGHLY recommend Medium Rare. It is a delicious steak frites place that will even fill up a 16 year old boy. There are multiple locations–all great. The Capitol Hill one is nice because you walk the area. Le Diplomat is also delicious and Open City is a wonderful place for breakfast/lunch. I’d also recommend Luke’s Lobster in Georgetown, Shake Shack, 2Amys pizza, and Good Stuff.

    In terms of what to do–the Newseum is one of my favorite museums there. You can also go to the top of the Washington Monument for a very cool view, but I would definitely schedule that in advance. Renting kayaks in Georgetown and going out on the Potomac is a very cool view. Union market and Eastern market are both very cool. And yes, you cannot beat walking the monuments at night. I lived in D.C. for years, and I still enjoy doing that even after seeing them a million times.

    What a sweet trip idea. Have so much fun!

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  6. The museums are all great and free! Walking around the National Mall is perfect- depending on when you go the cherry blossoms might be in bloom! The national park service has updates online when they think they’ll be in peak bloom.The National Cathedral is also beautiful.

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  7. Contact your Representative and schedule a personal tour of the capitol by an intern. We did this and it was nice to get that one on one behind the scenes tour. We had a great intern that made it even more enjoyable!

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  8. You HAVE to go to the the FBI experience!! It was so awesome!!! You do have to go through your state rep and get security clearance but it was really cool and my favorite place to visit.

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    • Walk the monuments at night! Visit Arlington National Cemetery and watch the changing of the guard. Request a tour of the Capitol from your local congress or senate representative. Eat at We the Pizza by the Capitol.

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  9. Not a DC tip but a tip for traveling with your son. My 25 year old son and I spent 3 weeks in Europe last May after he graduated with his masters degree. He’s very spontaneous and I am not but I planned (yes planned!) to do whatever he wanted to do. To be open to anything and everything he wanted to try even if it was eat street food in Morocco! It was the best plan ever because I truly LIVED IN THE MOMENT!! It was such an incredible trip and really opened me up to not planning every minute of any trip. Also the time spent talking and walking was priceless because boys don’t talk just to fill space… they talk when they have something to say and who knew he had so much to say!

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  10. I was in DC over the summer. For restaurants I suggest: Ted’s Bulletin, Founding Farmer (still dreaming about the meal I had here), Hill Country Barbecue Market (another fantastic meal). Don’t miss taking a tour of the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) you’ll get to see the money printing process-my teenager loved this. All the museums are fantastic.

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