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Sadly Sunday was a total washout, with rain all day long, but this did not stop us from getting to visit some places we had on our bucket list. We met up with our “fourth daughter,” and eldest’s best friend, Kenzie. She had heard great things about Paolo’s Sunday brunch, and it did not disappoint.
Although I wish a walk around Georgetown could have happened, this just means we need to make another trip up to DC.
Unknown to us, our next stop was directly across the street from Paolo’s. Matt wanted to visit Martin’s Tavern, known for it’s history. Martin’s Tavern is owned by a 4th generation Martin, and is the oldest family owned restaurant in Washington DC, and a landmark. We enjoyed reading all the historical facts, most notably the booth where John F Kennedy proposed to Jackie, and also the “Rumble Seat” which is a one sided booth JFK would sit and read the Sunday paper after Mass. There is also the Dugout room in the back, where Mickey Mantle would spend time.
There is a standing reservation for the JFK booth every Sunday, but lucky for us, there was some time between, and they allowed us to sit there, have a drink, and take some pictures while waiting for our friends to join us. We even had some extra time in the booth because those coming had not shown up yet.
This was also Super Bowl Sunday, so the city got pretty crowded. We took UBER, and headed to a sports bar to meet up with the rest of our group to watch the game.
There were a couple other places we wanted to get to, but due to the rain and the game, time was not on our side. I guess we just need to make another trip up to the city.
Please share your lesser known historical sites to visit with us.