When I picked them up on Friday We got completely lost (by "we" I really mean I). Washington D.C. has some pretty happening night life and there was more than one instance that I was sure we were going to be shot (perhaps I'm a bit of an exaggerator). What should have been a 30 minute drive ended up begin a little short of an hour; sorry Zach and Sara!
On Saturday we saw a lot of sights in downtown D.C. which included the Air and Space Museum, the National Archives, the Museum of National History and the Capitol Building. We finished the afternoon off with a Chipotle style Indian Restaurant called Merzi which was actually really good! Luckily our friends the George's said they would watch Dominik in the evening, so after lunch we headed back home; but not before we saw a little bit of Georgetown. When we got back to D.C. we were surprisingly pretty hungry (I'm so glad that Zach and Sara were on the same eating schedule as us!). We heard rave reviews about Capitol Hill Brewery (not to be confused with Capitol City Brewery) so we decided to go and check it out. The food was really good and they served soft pretzels to start the meal off. We actually heard that they brewed their own root beer and it was pretty good so everyone got a glass. At first taste everyone thought there was something a bit off. Finally TJ said that it tasted like ranch corn nuts; that was exactly it! It was still refreshing though and the food was pretty good. I would give it a B. We finished the evening with a trip to the White House, the Washington Monument, and intentions to go to the Lincoln Memorial but once we realized how far away it was we decided to turn around and head home. I think we actually ended up walking about 10 miles total! We were all exhausted; but not too exhausted that we couldn't come home and watch Hunger Games!! Woot, Woot :) Great movie!!
On Sunday we woke up early, ate breakfast, and went to church. TJ teaches Sunday school and I teach primary so we felt bad that Zach and Sara were really on their own. After church we went and saw the Potomac Falls along the C&O canal. It was a beautiful way to spend Sunday and a fun way to spend our last day with Zach and Sara. We sent them off with bellies full of BBQ ribs!
Overall a great weekend! We are super excited to go visit them in Manhattan and we are currently in the process of planning an epic Thanksgiving weekend! I sure love Zach and Sara and feel so blessed that such an awesome couple could live so close and also be family!!!