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First Flight with an Infant: Georgetown, the Smithsonian, Cherry Blossom Festival, and Brabo Tasting Room

Georgetown by the water
Georgetown by the water

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First Flight with an Infant: Georgetown, the Smithsonian, Cherry Blossom Festival, and Brabo Tasting Room

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After the day of the wedding, we hit a lot of stuff over the next two days. On Sunday we went to Georgetown for cupcakes with the baby, then a family lunch for the wedding, then the Smithsonian’s Air and Space Museum, then our friend’s house for dinner. Then my parents met up with us to see the cherry blossoms on Monday, after which we went to the Smithsonian again, and finally we went to dinner with our friends without baby M for our last night in DC. It was a whirlwind trip, and all three of us were exhausted by the end of it!

This is post is mostly going to be a picture dump, but I wanted to say a few thoughts:

1) The cherry blossom festival is beautiful, but there are way too many people there. It was stressful enough for me, and probably way too much for the baby

2) “Seeing” a museum with a two and a half month old baby, at least for us, devolved into walking up and down the escalators and eating at the food court – separately. Probably way too much hubbub for her at the Air and Space Museum and the Museum of the American Indian. I wanted to go to the National Gallery and I wonder whether baby M might have done better there because it is quiet.

3) Baked and Wired, a cupcake place in Georgetown, was pretty good, but I’m totally over cupcakes at this point in my life. So 2007.

4) Brabo Tasting Room in Old Town Alexandria has great food for a very fair price. Also, since my parents were babysitting, it was lovely to walk through Old Town at night with my wife.

Anyway, it was a great trip, and the flight home was super smooth which I’ll get to in my last post in the series. Here are some pictures:

Georgetown

Georgetown, outside of Baked and Wired
Georgetown, outside of Baked and Wired
The aforementioned
The aforementioned
Hanging out inside Baked and Wired
Hanging out inside Baked and Wired
Family walk in Georgetown
Family walk in Georgetown

Smithsonian

Air and Space Museum - notice the billions of people
Air and Space Museum – notice the billions of people
In the Baby Beco due to fussiness
In the Baby Beco due to fussiness
The cooling waterfall plus white noise helped put baby M to sleep...for a bit
The cooling waterfall plus white noise helped put baby M to sleep…for a bit

Cherry Blossom Festival

Jefferson Memorial
Jefferson Memorial
Close up of the blossoms - I'd estimate they were at about 80% when we visited
Close up of the blossoms – I’d estimate they were at about 80% when we visited
Baby M: What the?
Baby M: What the?

Brabo Tasting Room 

Again, I’d highly recommend this restaurant – it was not overly fancy and the cheese plate was great.

Cheers!
Cheers!
Eating with one baby is much easier than eating with two
Eating with one baby is much easier than eating with two

Final Thoughts

I always enjoy visiting D.C. and the fact that the cherry blossoms were in bloom was an added benefit. And like I said, the flight home was smooth but we had some interesting experiences that being in the points game definitely made easier. I’ll talk about that in my final post on D.C. Till then, tide yourself over with this father of the year picture.

foty

Joe
Just an average joe trying to fly his family for less
http://www.asthejoeflies@gmail.com

6 thoughts on “First Flight with an Infant: Georgetown, the Smithsonian, Cherry Blossom Festival, and Brabo Tasting Room

  1. cool – glad you got a chance to enjoy the cherry blossoms and good seeing you! We went on Wed early morning (left the house at 6AM) to beat the crowds and get a few photos.

  2. I agree with yuling. Looks like M is taking it easy on you guys! 🙂 enjoy the trips with infant. Less gear. Yuling will attest to our gear in Hawaii.

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