Saturday, January 19, 2013

Inaugural Weekend is Here - Instagram Version

Four years ago Tom and I flew down here to see Obama be sworn into his first term. It's nice and exciting to be living in the city as this weekend arrives again. We spent the entire day seeing the sites with Tom's family, starting off at the Holocaust Museum and ending our city visit with a cupcake and a stroll by the White House.

It was an absolutely beautiful day. The sun was shining and there were no clouds in the sky! It made it so easy to be outside the whole time. Now if only it would be this warm on Monday....

Our journey took us by the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial. It was very appropriate to be there this weekend. 

Thanks to Instagram I was able to have a little fun as I captured the sites of the day!

We tried yet another cupcake bakery this afternoon - Red Velvet. I always try a bakery's birthday cake cupcake to compare it to my little cupcake's version in Vermont, and have yet to find one that beats my little cupcake. I was surprised to bite into this one today and taste almond extract. Say what?! I was not at all expecting to taste that! 

Needless to say, my little cupcake has Red Velvet beat! 

After taking and teaching Earth Science, I can't help but take notice whenever the moon is out. It was up in the sky the whole day, but was especially prominent while we were munching on our cupcakes. 

A friend joined us for the cupcake portion of our tour. She experienced a protest near the White House with us, and dinned with us for dinner and a post-dinner fro-yo treat. After this full day, we are pooped! It's early to bed in order to get ready for tomorrow's adventures, including a reception in the evening. We're still not cool enough to be invited to a ball, but maybe some day ;)


  1. Great pictures! Sounds like a wonderful adventure.

  2. I love DC!!! I haven't been in years, but I want to go back someday with my husband to see all of the sites with him. Some of my best memories in high school were of being in DC for youth conferences.

  3. I want to head back to DC so badly! The MLK monument was one of my faves!