After several days of sunshine in Dallas, I moved on to the frigid east coast springtime, starting in Washington, DC. The last time I visited the capital was some time in elementary school, when our family tagged along with my mom, who was attending a conference. Mostly I remember being upset that my poor father (whom we dispatched at some ungodly hour) was unable to procure tickets to visit the White House. Also I made everyone trek to Arlington; I've harbored a fascination with death and cemeteries from a young age.
Highlights from this recent jaunt include: winning science night at The Argonaut (the project not the trivia), visiting NPR HQ (seeing not one but two Tiny Desks and taking a nap on the couch behind my friend's desk), having delicious Spanish food at Jaleo with my mom (again in town for a conference), crashing my friend's family's elaborate Easter celebration, and buying some cool art from the Torpedo Factory Art Gallery in Old Town Alexandria.
See more of the capital and a few snaps of Old Town Alexandria here.