Sorry I have been away, but last week I went to DC for a few days with my parents and my older sis, Jen, and her husband. We had a great time. It was sister’s husband’s first time, so it was fun to do all the touristy stuff.
My mom and I arrived before everyone else, so what did we do when we got in….go eat of course.
Java Green!!! I could not wait I have heard great things about it and received some recommendations to eat there. I was really excited!!!!
The menu was huge, but I went right for the raw foods ; )
I ordered the Coconut Noodles
It was a mix of young coconut noodles with seaweed, mushroom, spinach, and red bell peppers
I loved it!! Ate the whole thing, I just loved how they used coconut meat as noodles!! It was a bit spicy for me, but still wonderful.
My mom ordered the Raw Pizza
It was there raw bread topped with raw cheese, sun-dried tomato sauce, basil and onion with a side of kale chips.
Mom liked the veggie topping but was not a fan of the raw bread. I ate bite and I agreed the bread was a little boring for me, but with the topping it was good. The kale chips were different than how I make them. They were more marinated…simple yet good. I would not say they were the best ones I ever tasted, but good.
And we split a Kombucha
And of course we had dessert
I was a little disappointed they did not have more raw desserts, but they did offer a wide range of other baked goods that just looked delicious, all of them were vegan and there were just a handful of gluten free options.
It was good, both mom and me liked it. Although both of us felt it was more mousse like than rich and dense like cheesecake but still wonderful!! We ate the whole thing…and thought about getting one to go ; ) but we were good and did not, we just headed back to hotel with more kombucha and I got a green smoothie to go for my sister Jen.
The weather was not the best when we arrived rainy and cold. But the plan was to do the night time segway tour….so we did….in the RAIN and COLD!!!!
We went on the Capital City Tour. And had a wonderful tour guide, Dave! Thanks Dave we all had a great time.
And let me remind you it was raining and freezing, especially when it got dark! Check us out in our very flattering ponchos. ; )
Jen and I in front of Capital
The Monument…hard to see in the background.
Me in front of white house!
The segway tour was so much fun, even though it was cold and wet, but I would do it again. A great way to see the city!
We had a very late dinner at the hotel
I was not very hungry so I just ordered a side of carrots and broccoli
My breakfast for all 3 days was pretty much the same thing….fruit and coffee.
I do not eat melons, and it was not till my last day that I realized I could order just a bowl of berries, opps.
I snacked on bananas throughout the mornings…perfect travel snack ; )
Wednesday we did a morning tour of Ford’s Theater
The booth were President Lincoln was shot. Lincoln was one of my favorite presidents, so this was fun for me.
Who is your favorite President?
Lunch was at the Natural Museum of the American Indian. Our segway tour guide Dave recommend it’s food court.
This place was amazing. They had a huge selection of foods…and they had things labeled vegetarian and gluten-free!!!!
My plate was full of green beans, beet cucumber salad, and sweet potato salad. It hit the spot!!! Loved it!!!
Yes we just went in the museum to eat lunch!!! The food was that good!!! Everyone else enjoyed their food too.
We do more museums and lots of walking!
Then it was time for dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill.
It was the place to be for sure!! Must have a reservation if eating here.
The menu did not have much for me to eat so I just ordered salad, lentil soup, and broccoli.
Well that is my quick recap of my first 2 days in DC last week. I will finish up my trip tomorrow.
I guess both Lori and I are a little behind….thanks for bearing with us.
Well Lori gets back tomorrow!! As of now her flight is not affected from the volcanic ash.
Till next time,