Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Hey, you! What Should I do/see/experience in DC?

So, I am looking for DC suggestions. 

There was that mention in a recent post that I am trying to get to know DC and.... well, I am trying to get to know DC. I have signed up for random classes and events, I stroll throughout the downtown on my lunch breaks, I am trying to eat somewhere new every time I eat out. Got a DC must? Send it to me. I have officially of added this nifty new section to my blog that you can see is aptly titled "DC Bucket List" where I will document the musts in town and my experience there.

This city is electric. It's constant motion, energy, and through all that, steeped in the slow paces of history. I hope I get a good taste of it before my adventures pull me to another city so, in the meantime, you guys need to help me make the most of it!

Virginia in the fall...

DC and Virginia  are beautiful in the fall.... my friends and I went pumpkin picking and on a few road trips. We went to this place called Clarke Farm and made a go of the drive and lovely fall day....

Clarke Farm - Pumpkins, hayrides and fall decorations
3833 Bruce Road, Chesapeake, VA 23321. Phone: (757) 484-6000; FAX (757) 484-7329. E-mail:  Directions: Take I-64 to I-664, take exit 10 (Pughsville Road) and go east. Turn right on Taylor Road. Go to next light, take a left on Bruce Road. Go to second light (intersection of Tyre Neck & Bruce Roads), turn right and an immediate left. At the end of the road, ½ mile on the right. Open: 9 am to 6 pm, Monday to Saturday, April until December. Hayrides to the pumpkin patch in October for individuals and school groups. Call for times and prices. (Blurb from PumpkinPatchesAndMore)

This entire day trip was one of my favorite things of the fall season. I recommend going to a pumpkin farm such as Clarke when the leaves are turning and the skies are blue.

The Obvious...

When one gets to DC for the first time, there are certain things one must do. 

These are those things.

Monuments, culture, history. Those famous post card moments need to be captured, witnessed, and lived in. I moved here, to DC, without ever having been here before. These pics are from my move in weekend. 

Many tourist moments were had. DC has many more I'd like to try as well :)