My parents came to visit this weekend! Despite the pouring rain on Saturday, we had a great time. We spent hours in bookstores (Busboys & Poets and Kramerbooks), ate an amazing meal at Zaytinia, and managed to fit in four museums in one day. whew!
Saturday started at the National Museum of the American Indian, where we also had a really good lunch--it might have the best food court of any museum ever. Next we headed over to the Botanic Gardens, where we saw the orchid exhibit. It didn't really compare to the National Orchid Garden I visited in Singapore last summer, but the conservatory was a nice place to spend some time and take some photos. Next we headed up to the National Geographic Museum, which was a little disappointing--the Terra Cotta Warriors exhibit was sold out, so we just checked out a few photos. We ended the day at the Renwick, where we caught an amazing exhibit of arts and crafts created in the WWII Japanese American internment camps.
I kept telling my parents they really needed souvenir FBI sweatshirts, but for some reason they didn't agree with me. oh, well, Christmas is coming!