We're lucky to live in a small town with a hometown feel, but only 30 minutes west of Washington, DC. On Saturday we took the metro into the city to view the cherry blossoms along the path at the tidal basin. The trees, a 1912 gift from Tokyo, burst into spectacular pink flowers each spring.
After walking along the path, we headed over to the Smithsonian National Museum of American History. The museum recently reopened after being closed for renovations. First must see was Julia Child's kitchen. The kitchen is actually enclosed with plexiglass, but I was able to get a few good pictures with no flash. She had an extensive collection of pans and small kitchen gadgets, many of which she kept in open cupboards or hanging on the walls.
The First Ladies' inaugural gowns are also on display in the museum, but unfortunately the line was much too long. (Will definitely return to see that exhibit and much more.) But, we were starving and headed over to a favorite restaurant of ours, Rosa Mexicano. If you live in the area, or near one of the other locations (NY/GA) you should treat yourself to their fabulous modern Mexican food. We love the guacamole they mix fresh at your table-side. Lots of fun!