Last Wednesday, I took Justin out to D.C. for a nice day trip before his birthday the next day. I wanted him to see the Hirshhorn art museum, Tesla showroom, and a few other places along our journey!
*disclaimer: this is the photo-filled post you’ve been waiting for. I’m back in full force with this one (:
We got up early to get ready for about a 2-hour drive up to our nation’s capital. On the way up, we stopped in my hometown for a nice breakfast at Denny’s. It’s one of our favorite places to grab the meal out cause the food is always fantastic + the service and price are great!
Some snaps from our arrival and through the Hirshhorn. It was quite warm out when we got there, so I sorta rushed him to get inside. I have to admit right away that I was disappointed slightly with the art we saw at the museum ONLY because I didn’t realize they changed who/what was being showcased like every year. When I went a few years back, they had some pretty cool sculpture stuff that I wanted Justin to see- didn’t know that it would all be gone. So pictured above are all the exhibits I enjoyed from the entire building. We still saw some really neat art and I think he had a great time!
It didn’t take us too long to get through the Hirshhorn, so Justin suggested we grab a drink for the walk over to the Smithsonian National Museum of Natural History. There was a shipping container turned mini-restaurant outside the building, so we decided to get an iced tea. It was called Dolcezza, and later on that day we walked by the actual coffee shop. Between our points A & B there was a gorgeous garden with a path through and signs for all the plants. Right outside the museum, there were some awesome cuts of petrified wood!
We had a blast checking out maybe half of all the exhibits. This museum is HUGE, so we didn’t get to all of it…but we managed to see the mammals, ocean, humans, and the coolest part was gems & rocks at the end! At this point we were pretty hungry, so we sat down and searched for a good place to grab some grub…
Protein Bar was the name of the eatery we ended up at. They had the most amazing menu: a lot of vegetarian and gluten-free options! We both got quinoa bowls. His was a bit spicy, mine was more on the savory side. It was all delicious, including the desserts (which were all gluten-free). I had the peanut butter cookies after my meal, and then bought a few others to test/taste later on at home.
*spoiler: they were all yummy!
Next up was the Tesla showroom. I knew this would be one of Justin’s favorite parts of the day cause these cars are so fascinating. They’re electric and only have 60 moving parts (normal cars have hundreds). They even had the child-sized versions in store- so cute! The door handles are pressable in order to open the doors, and the display on the dash is like a whole computer screen. These are some of the most spectacular cars I’ve ever seen and sat in. I know Justin and I both would love to have one in our garage someday… we then ended our day by window shopping in a few luxury shops in the middle of the city.
It was a lovely day with my handsome man, and I hope you all had a great time joining us through pictures and words! Counting down the posts to Justin’s actual birthDAY (: