First Flight with an Infant: Hopes and Fears
First Flight with an Infant: Preparation and Planning
First Flight with an Infant: A Quick and Uneventful Hop from BOS to DCA
First Flight with an Infant: Tyson’s Corner, Dairy Godmother, and Mount Vernon
First Flight with an Infant: Georgetown, the Smithsonian, Cherry Blossom Festival, and Brabo Tasting Room
First Flight with an Infant: AMEX Platinum Makes the Flight Home Easier
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:
Cherry Blossom Festival
Brabo Tasting Room
Again, I’d highly recommend this restaurant – it was not overly fancy and the cheese plate was great.
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.
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.
you guys are so functional for having such a young kiddo.
Thanks, though we didn’t post all the crying pictures!
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.