As some of you know, I was in DC last week for my daughter’s graduation. While we were packed full of activities for graduation, there were small pockets of time in which we were able to sightsee!! Here’s a look:

Arlington National Cemetery- Amazing experience. We were lucky enough to be there to see them bring out the memorial wreath and the playing of Taps. Beautiful and emotional experience.

Philips Museum

Hillwood Home- estate of Marjorie Merriweather Post- just a gorgeous home and gardens. I was particularly taken with the breakfast room and the dressing room

  • Of course, we actually attended events regarding college- Convocation, Brunch for her major, Baccalaureate Mass, Senior Ball and the actual commencement
  • Did you ever See St. Elmo’s Fire? my daughter frequents the bar that the bar in the movie is based on. They have a tradition called 99 days, where you go to the bar every night during the last 99 days of school (for the break you send a picture wearing merch from the bar) I accompanied my daughter and her friends on their 99th day. I got ID’ed, and stamped…

49 thoughts on “The Trip to DC

  1. So let me get this straight. You went to a bar with your daughter, and YOU got carded? Had to really make your day. Used to happen to my wife well into her 30’s and early 40’s. The foods look great. Congratulations to you and your daughter.

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  2. Wow…what a post, LA! Thank you for all the sharing…the celebrations, the artwork, the food, the history. Love it all…and congratulations once again to your talented daughter. 🥰

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  3. Congratulations! Mazel Tov on your daughter’s graduation! Gosh it seems like just yesterday she was looking for colleges! Time flies is truly an appropriate phrase!
    I teared up seeing RBG’s gravestone. Boy do I miss her!
    Wonderful museum photos. Oh yes! Renoir! I could spend days perusing those sites. What fun!
    Give your daughter a hug for me. What a monumental accomplishment! Bravo to you both!

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  4. Congratulations to your daughter! Your photos brought back memories from my son’s eighth grade trip to D.C. I was privileged to be a chaperone. Arlington Cemetery was so moving! The food looks amazing too. I didn’t get such delicious food with the middle school class.

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  5. You saw a lot! I lived in DC for 6 years and I’m ashamed to say I didn’t visit half as many sights as you – although I did spend a lot of time on the mall and in museums, but not all of them. Congratulations on your daughter’s graduation -that’s great. As for St. Elmo’s Fire – I loved that movie. I lived in DC during the 80s so I totally related to that era.

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