Doing the Tourist Thing in DC

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For one of the first times all summer, we had no plans for a whole Saturday. Instead of lazing around the house, we trekked down to Washington, DC to see some museums and watch the new National Parks 3D IMAX movie.

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Breakfast came first from the Fells Point Farmers Market in Baltimore at a little place called Diablo Donuts. The donuts here are amazing- I opted for the Old Bay caramel (sounds weird but is perfectly sweet and salty) and Blackberry basil.

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Our had to hold us over through our 12:15pm showing of National Parks Adventure in 3D IMAX. It was about 50 minutes long and did a pretty good job of whetting our appetite for big National Park roadtrip coming up next week!

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The IMAX theatre we went to was at the Smithsonian’s Natural History Museum so naturally I had to go say hello to all the sparkly things on the 2nd floor of the museum.

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The aquamarine is my birthstone so it is my favorite- but hey, I’d take any of these babies.

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The Hope Diamond is always surrounded by dozens of people so here is my crappy shot of it.

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BC and I both love the Air and Space Museum so went there after the Natural Science Museum. It is starting to feel a bit dated inside the exhibitions- I hope they update it soon but it is still the most interesting Smithsonian museum to me. A ton of families come here on the weekends because it is very kid/family friendly so the place was a zoo!

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Learning about space and universe is cool and getting to see some of  giant flying machines we use to get there makes you feel so small in the world- a learning experience for sure.

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It was a fun little Saturday in Washington, DC. Smartly, we took the metro into the city from the station closest to Baltimore (Greenbelt). But the traffic sucked as usual on the beltway from Baltimore to Greenbelt reminding me why I rarely make the driving trip. Trains are the way to move around this part of the country!

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Reader Question: What did you do on Saturday? Did you do anything touristy, educational, or lazy?

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3 thoughts on “Doing the Tourist Thing in DC

  1. Those donuts look so good! I’m going to have to remember that the next time I’m in Baltimore. We went up to the Maryland Renaissance Fair for some silly fun on Saturday.

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