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Washington Road Trip – Finale

Jeffrey and a Bell

The last full day in Washington was spent doing whatever my husband wanted; it was his birthday after all. So we went to the National Air and Space Museum, (NASM). We arrived a bit too early and lined up with the rest of the eager tourist ready to explore the museum.

Another Free Washington Tour

We ended up doing the FREE tour because almost everything is free. And we were tired so it was nice to have someone tell us the history rather than read it. The NASM holds the largest collection of historic aircraft and spacecraft in the world. I am glad I was not around when the first airplanes were invented. Because there is no way you would have gotten me into one of those. A fascinating thing about NASM almost all space and aircraft on display are originals or backups to the originals.


We decided to keep today low key. Since the day before we walked our feet off and were still very sore. So we took a nice break at lunch and walked up only one block to the Holiday Inn.  We had a bite to eat at the restaurant for lunch before going back and tackling the rest of the museum.

We ended our day early so we could get back to the hotel. And with the wonderful metro system, we had plenty of time to change for dinner.

Washington Steak Restaurant

Jeff’s birthday dinner consists of “Rays the Steaks”, steakhouse. One of the best steaks with little frills restaurant comes highly recommended. I made the reservation online with open table, a great website I highly recommend it. Again we took the metro since it gets you everywhere, and is a relatively cheap way to travel. Found the restaurant and was greeted pleasantly and shown our table. The menu was incredible. We both decided to try the signature Hanger Steak special. Which comes with macaroni and cheese (the best I have ever had) and creamed spinach (I did not eat my spinach).

Hanger Steak – Yummmm

The Hanger steak is described as Rich, intense (but not the most tender) all very true except mine was tender, the taste is indescribable I was not expecting it, but pleasantly surprised. A hanger steak is a cut of beef steak prized for its flavor. Derived from the diaphragm of a steer or heifer, it typically weighs about 450 to 675 grams (1 to 1 1⁄2 pounds). This cut is taken from the plate which is the lower belly of the animal. In the past, it was sometimes known as “butcher’s steak”, because butchers would often keep it for themselves rather than offer it for sale.

The restaurant was awesome and our waitress (wish I remembered her name) was amazing, she brought us a complimentary ice cream cake dessert for my husband’s birthday and then a taster of a small dessert which I can only describe as being peanut butter cookie dough.

The next morning it was time to make that long drive home, 8 hours almost exactly so it was a good night sleep for us.

Washington D.C. and the Residence Inn Marriott, Arlington provided us with a great mini vacation, and we can’t wait to go back again.


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2 thoughts on “Washington Road Trip – Finale”

  1. Sounds like an awesome micro adventure trip! The NASM is on our bucket list, along with all the Smithsonian holdings. Glad you guys had a great time. Belated Happy Birthday to Jeffrey! Miss you guys!

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