a Capitol idea! (my trip to DC)

8 May 2012

And the exhaustion keeps on coming! At least the happy is going full-throttle right next to it.

We just got back from DC–and it was a great trip! Good performances, good crowds, and just good times all around. This was really my first time in DC. The other didn’t quite count as we were just there only to pick up my brother from an emergency appendectomy and didn’t really get into the city. Can I just say, it’s weird being in a big city without any tall buildings. The shortness of the city really just weirded me out for a while. Maybe it was just the area we were in–Foggy Bottom–but it didn’t feel that urban to me.

But the city was still beautiful with all the parks and the river… I can get over the shortness and that for as many bikers as they have NONE of them give courtesy to walkers. (Seriously, a little “on your left/right” goes a long way.)  Anyway. It was nice getting to see the sites. No matter when I went to bed (generally sometime between 2:30-3:30am), I still woke up at 5:30 and ended up just getting out of bed by 6am. Which was sort of nice. On our first night in Breezewood, PA it meant a beautiful view and a 3 hour breakfast on the roof patio… In DC it meant walking around and seeing the monuments by myself. (I love Mucca, but there’s 30+ of us and I need my quiet time…)

*J Funky, also a member of the early risers club, took this great panoramic pic from breakfast. Click to enlarge.

I’ve got a lot of great memories of the trip… and really no time to reflect! Class tonight, prepping the merch tomorrow, and then on the road again on Thursday!

You can check out Mucca Pazza’s performance from the Kennedy Center here. (Starts at about minute 37.)

DC, thanks for the fun trip and hordes of ducklings!

*Seriously. SO MANY DUCKLINGS, DC. (And non-Ryan Goslings.)
**The first panoramic pic J took, I looked like a Zombie. So I’m okay with the goofball look on this one.
***We’ll be back in DC on June 16th for Tour de Fat. Come out and say hi! 

  • How was i not informed of your DC visit? I best be for your return.

    • Erini

      I tweeted a lot about it… but apparently a lot of people missed it. On your calendar: June 16th. Tour de Fat. (it’s a beer & bike fest) I’ll be there all day. 🙂

  • I’ve only ever passed by DC. Visiting the city is very much on my to-do list.

    When I was in Chicago last year, I remember being so struck by how TALL the city was. We don’t have a lot of tall in Miami. It was quite overwhelming. 🙂

    Lor

    • Erini

      For some reason the tall feels comfortable now. 🙂 Plus it’s nice having the tall plus the beach near by. (Granted, it’s not all that tall where I live, but I guess the continued grid system helps the urban feel.)

      I’m looking forward to getting back to DC and seeing more of it.

  • It sounds like y’all had a fabulous time in DC! I really need to make it up there again… it’s been too long since I visited the Capitol!

    • Erini

      It was a super fun trip! The city was fun, but the company really made the trip. Can’t wait to go back next month!

      But yeah: President’s Advisory Council on the Arts dinner at Lincoln Theater, marching through Eastern Market, and then playing the Kennedy Center. Pretty freaking awesome. 🙂

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