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Had an amazing time in D.C. We were only there for three days so it was a bit of a whirlwind. I won’t bore you with most of the details but here are some of the highlights.

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We did the usual monuments, the Capitol (the rotunda was closed though) but the Holocaust Museum really left a mark. It was extremely powerful and laid out in a magnificent manner. I almost didn’t put this on the itinerary because we were in D.C. such a short time that I didn’t want to add something this depressing, but it made an emotional impact and I’m glad that we did it.

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Shrimp and grits from Founding Farmers

Thanks to everyone who suggested Founding Farmers. The food was delicious with a lot of flavors. I would have gone back but we were only there for three days and I hate trying the same restaurant twice on the same trip. The other restaurant we tried and really enjoyed was Old Ebbitt’s Grill. Good food, not too expensive and really good ambience. It was also packed to the gills. Definitely make a reservation if you want to go.

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Nestled in the basement of the Hay-Adams Hotel near the White House is a wonderful lounge called Off The Record which we discovered from Yelp when the bar we were at was kind of dead. They made great cocktails (pictured above is their daiquiri), and perfect little snacks to go along with it. Highly recommend.

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And now, much like the glass above, vacation is over. I guess we have a lot to cover. Alright, let’s begin.