Washington DC June 2022 🇺🇸

Great 4 day weekend in DC! The first day we went to Rasika Indian for lunch! We enjoyed the naan, Chicken Tilka Masala, Lamb Biryani and homemade chutney. https://www.rasikarestaurant.com/penn-quarter-menu. For dinner we sat at the bar at Carusos Grocery. It is located next to The Roost-which is a cool food hall and gathering place. https://www.carusosgrocery.com/. It is fairly new classic Italian restaurant. It’s hard to get a reservation so we were happy to sit at the bar. We started off with their version of queso, then a RAVOLI ALLA GENOVESE. It was delicious ! And leftovers so good the next day for lunch . We enjoyed the cheesecake with strawberry sauce for dessert.

The Roost
Lamb Biryani at Rasika

Friday I walked my son to work then walked around the Capitol and Supreme Court. 🇺🇸

Friday we went to my sisters country club in Alexandria and had lunch, sat by pool and I played tennis with my nephew. Friday night we went to the rooftop of my sons and daughter-in-laws apartment before dinner.

Rooftop pool at The Crossing

Dinner at El Bebe. https://www.el-bebe.com/

We enjoyed Compass Coffee after walking around the Farmers Mkt Saturday morning . We also went to rooftop pool during the day.

Before dinner on Saturday we went to my nieces townhouse in DelRay for appetizers and social hour. That night we went to Ada’s on the River in Old Town Virginia. It is in the new riverfront area which is very nice. Highly recommend!

Cute Mississippi/Ole Miss friends in DC
Another fun birthday celebration! Delicious cake!

Sunday we went to the Old Presbyterian Meeting House. It is over 200 years old. George Washingtons funeral was here. My nephew was elected junior deacon.

So proud!

We shopped around Old Town after eating lunch at Riverbend and shopping at Top It Off.


A long weekend in Washington, D.C.

One of my husband and I’s favorite place to visit is Washington D.C. I loved there during college and went back after college .  We lived there again  when my husband was in his fellowship training and one of our sons was born at Georgetown,  my sister and her family live there, my son and nieces live there, and this summer my daughter is there interning!

Each time that I get to go DC I like learn or see something new! This time was the Renwick Gallery.

I had heard of it before but never had the chance to go. On Saturday morning, my son picked us up and we headed there. We got there before it opened, so we walked around the White House waiting for it to open.

Selfie at the WH

320 mirrored stainless steel rods that are LED LIGHTS in grand stairway.

Cool hanging glass that lights up differently each time.

The coffee mugs were made for veterans.

David’s Best Temple. A glowing sanctuary..every tiny piece of carved wood is where people have written personal notes.

Michael Sherrill sculpture

As well as seeing new things, I love to go back and visit some of my favorite museums. One of them is is the National Portrait Gallery – I could spend all day in there!


Michelle Obama

John F. Kennedy

Barack Obama

George W. Bush

My daughter is interning in a Mississippi Congressman’s office and she gave us a lovely US Capitol tour! 🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸🇺🇸

My 2 children, who both work on the Hill.

Jefferson Davis, Mississippi

Appropriations committee room in the Capitol

One of my husband’s favorite places in D.C. is the sculpture of Albert Einstein, which is next to the National Academy of the Sciences. He makes sure that each time we visit D.C., we make a stop.

Of course, one of our favorite things to do is go to wonderful restaurants! From The Tombs to the Tune Inn to Rasika to The Plume at the Jefferson to Succotash and to Central and Rosa Mexicano — they were all delicious!

Seared tuna


The Jefferson

Rosa Mexicana

Tune Inn Capitol Hill


But the BEST place we ate was Rasika!
It is an Indian restaurant that was one block from our hotel .. the crispy spinach was unreal!913B52B5-8FE1-49DA-9922-2149772368E1We enjoyed our long weekend in D.C. and can’t wait to go back soon!What is your favorite place to visit/eat in D.C.? I am open to any and all recommendations!