Tuesday we had to check out of our hotel in D.C. so we went and parked over at Annie's Aunt and Uncle's house in Arlington.
First stop: Arlington National Cemetery
I would have liked to do some more exploring of the cemetery, but it was incredibly hot and humid again this day and Annie was still not feeling 100% so I didn't want to wear her out too much because we had already done a lot of walking the last 7 days.
This is the Women's Memorial
It was hard to get a really good shot of all the tombstones, but it was a very moving sight.
Next stop: Crossing the bridge to get to the Lincoln Memorial
Crossing the bridge to go to the Lincoln Memorial
The walk to get to the Lincoln Memorial from Arlington Cemetery seemed like it took forever, especially in the heat. It looked so much closer when we started walking.
It was truly amazing to see such awesome monuments that are truly works of art.
Next stop: Georgetown
This is a little cupcake shop that our good friend Renee told us about when she took her trip to D.C. back in May. It's also the little cupcake shop where we got these delicious little pieces of heaven.
My favorite ones were the vanilla with vanilla frosting (the white cupcake with the blue flower) and the Lave fudge (the chocolate cupcake with the white frosting and chocolate star at the top) they were oh so delicious. And if I could find a recipe to duplicate those cupcakes I would be one very happy girl. Guess I just need to go back to Georgetown. :) If you love cupcakes and are ever in D.C. I would highly, highly recommend you stop and enjoy one of these delicious little treats.
Next stop: Connecticut Ave. for dinner with Annie's sister Stephanie, her husband Michael, and their two kids Hunter and Sabryn, and her Aunt Martha and Uncle Paul.
This is where we had dinner and it was to die for. One of the best steaks I've ever had and I could have been content to have at least 3 or 4 of the custard and berries that we had for dessert. MmmmMmmmMmmm. Finally a restaurant that I can recommend. We had a great time with Annie's sister and Brother-in-law and her Aunt and Uncle. There was great conversation, great food, and great company. It was a perfect evening to end a great trip.
After dinner, Annie and I had to drive an hour back to our hotel in Baltimore because we had an early morning flight. It turned out to be very convenient cause it was literally right down the street from the car rental place, and we didn't even know that when we booked the hotel. Overall we drove 1,123 miles and who knows how many miles we walked. The nice thing about the car though was that we had rented a Prius hybrid, so we only spent about $60 tops on gas!