Couples Weekend to Washington DC Day 1

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I can remember years ago, the thought of a flight by myself would have freaked me out. Now, with much more travel under my belt, flying alone can actually be relaxing. So when Matt suggested I fly up to Washington DC to meet him for a weekend, after he was there for work, I was all for it!! We stayed at the Gaylord Resort National Harbor, which is just outside of DC, East of the Potomac River, in Maryland. If you are ever in the area of a Gaylord Resort, I highly recommend taking a walk through. We have been in three of them; Orlando, Nashville, and now National Harbor. They are each unique, and classy in their own way. 

Gaylord Resort National Harbor Gaylord Resort National Harbor

Since we were doing a couples weekend, and we had already done the popular tourist destinations with the kids several years earlier, this trip was about doing some other historic places. And let’s face it, walking around DC in early February, is not the best time to be doing that. 

I arrived Friday, and sadly it took me well over an hour to wait for my luggage in the small Ronald Reagan Airport. I was able to make a quick clothing change, before heading out to dinner. UBER is our choice for getting around when we travel. We had reservations for dinner at Old Ebbitt Grill, one of the oldest restaurants in Washington DC. Sadly not the original location, due to a fire, but still rich in history, and right by The White House. Many presidents have dined here, including President Roosevelt. Even some of the mounts which adorn the walls were hunts of President Roosevelt. 

Dinner began with oysters, barbecue pork belly sliders, and classic poutine. The poutine was so good, we had to introduce the girls to tasting. We found several places to try it, and actually made it at home too! 

Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC

For the main dish, Matt chose the veal chop, and I love a good filet. This place meets up to the reputation. 

Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC

We could not say no to dessert, because the apple crisp sounded too good for me. As did the bourbon raisin bread pudding for Matt. 

Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC Old Ebbitt Grill Washington DC

After dinner we headed back to the Gaylord Resort, and up to the Pose Rooftop Lounge. This is a late night lounge, and we were there pretty close to opening, so not much was happening. For us, I think we prefer the small quiet lounges, over the clubs at our age.

It seemed so peaceful to ride through the city at night, and see all the buildings lit up. Even though the city is bustling with people in evening, I suppose it just looks more quiet. Or at least it did to me. 

Check out what we did on Day 2 and Day 3. 

Washington DC

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