August 10, 2012

DC Bucket List

While I'm thinking of it, a list of things I want to do in DC that I haven't gotten around to yet:

  • Mount Vernon
  • FDR Monument
  • Roosevelt Island
  • Baltimore (I hear there's a cool aquarium? And something about the Inner Harbor)
  • Annapolis
  • Shenandoah
  • Monticello (Charlottesville)
  • Colonial Williamsburg (added 1/11/14)
  • National Postal Museum
  • National Museum of Women in the Arts (free on the 1st Sunday of the month!)
  • Ford's Theater
  • Crime and Punishment museum
  • Old Town Alexandria 
  • Hains Point
  • Francis Scott Key Memorial Park
  • U.S. Naval Observatory
  • Newseum (but for free... There has to be a way to get in there for free...)
  • Finish all the Smithsonians
  • Boston (East coast trip. Maybe New England, too?)
  • Kenilworth Aquatic Gardens
  • Harper's Ferry (tubing?) but NOT tubing. I decided it's too terrifying!
  • National Basilica of the Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
  • National Arboretum --> added 10/10/14
  • See "The Awakening" sculpture one more time

  • Watch the Supreme Court live
  • Mini golf at the National Building Museum
  • Watch the House in session
  • Watch the Senate in session
  • Meet Hillary Clinton (insert SQUEALS!!!)
  • Take a photo with POTUS (I've shaken his hand and gotten patted on the head by FLOTUS, but I've yet to get a photo with either of them!)
  • Busboys and Poets
  • National Christmas Tree Lighting
  • Go on a date to Take 5
  • Free concert at LOC
  • Run ALL the way around the entire Mall!
  • Play in a softball or kickball league on the Mall
  • Tour the Pentagon (Is that allowed? It'd be cool... :D)
  • Watch planes take off at Gravelly Point
  • Do a bike tour of DC, Mt. Vernon Trail, etc.
  • Study at the LOC (I already have a library card, but I've yet to use it!
  • Sit in the big chair in Anacostia
  • See a show at the Strathmore (technically not in DC, but you know)
  • Dancing at Cafe Citron
  • Get proposed to at the WWII Memorial (Kidding! Or am I?)
  • Ride the Capital Wheel at National Harbor!

  • Brunch at Founding Farmers
  • Good Stuff Eatery
  • Hawk & Dove- quintessential DC bar
  • Eat at We the Pizza
  • Eat Ethiopian food
  • Policy restaurant and lounge (This is such a cliche place, but I've yet to go!)
  • Watch a movie on my laptop somewhere on the Mall
  • Bilbo Baggins Restaurant & Pub in Old Town Alexandria
  • Larry's Ice Cream in Dupont
  • Find a dang taco place in DC...

  • Go to a Capitals game
  • Go to a DC United game
  • Go to an Orioles game  (I hear Camden Yards is amaaazing!)
  • Watch a GW rowing match on the Potomac

** Annapolis = items I've accomplished as of 02/11/12
**FDR Monument = items completed as of 07/04/13
**Brunch at Founding  = items completed as of 10/10/14 So much still to do!

1 comment:

  1. Let's meet up for a run and then breakfast at Gravelley point one of these Saturdays in the very near future. Also, I'm totally game for Annapolis. I've only been there at night; I need to spend some daylight hours there.


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