Kelly brings good weather wherever she goes, and this time it was to our the nation’s capitol. We enjoyed sunny skies and temps in the mid-70’s during our short visit to Baltimore and Washington DC. The hotel in Baltimore was very nice — great view, comfortable bed. Parking in DC was easy, the food was fabulous. This was a most excellent adventure!

Here are a few of my favorite images from the trip. There is an awful lot to photograph in Washington DC, so please click here if you’d like to see a few more.






thedude recommends the friendly and excellent Oyamel restaurant. Try the Chapulines. You never knew grasshoppers could taste so good. Also, you must have lunch at Zaytinya. We had time to try just a few menu items, but they were all great. The brussels sprouts and the scallops are amazing. (Evidently, José Andrés knows how to run a restaurant.) Then, after lunch, be prepared to spend as much time as possible at the National Portrait Gallery — our favorite DC museum. It’s a few blocks off the mall, so there are far fewer noisy school kids than at art museums on the mall or at the Air & Space Museum. Recently restored, the spaces are beautiful, and the displays breathtaking. There is something for everyone here. You could easily spend a week at the National Portrait Gallery.

We also liked the Hirshhorn for its architecture, bold, colorful modern art and quiet spaces. Here are a few from the Hirshhorn.


While in Baltimore, we recommend Meli. The crabcake we had there was the tastiest!