Wednesday, January 1, 2014

Shake Shack and Museum of Natural History

New Year's Eve is not my holiday. I just don't like staying up late, and I don't feel well the next day if I do. I've had "every party has a pooper, that's why we invited you" chanted at me many times. We did have a fun New Year's Eve day though --- I hope that makes up for our lack of celebrating at night. I have really been wanting to try a place out here called Shake Shack. Cheeseburgers, fries, shake? Unfortunately, that IS my thing. It was so good.

Jansen hates wearing his coat unless we are actually playing in the snow or something. Most days (today being one of them) I have to convince him to put real shoes on instead of his flip flops. I think he was a little chilly in this picture. 

I really do feel lucky to have been able to live here for a year. It's been such a fun city to explore.

We went to the Museum of Natural History one time this summer, and after lunch we decided to check it out one more time. We haven't taken the Metro since this summer, and we have always been able to find metered parking pretty close to our destinations. I think I'm a fan of just driving into the city.

Our parking spot allowed us two hours in the museum. It ended up being the perfect amount of time. As incredible as that place is, we started to hear complaints of being tired and ready to go home after a couple hours.

 We've never bought anything at one of these road side stands, but they are all over...along with the food and snack trucks. 

That night we had oatmeal for dinner (woohoo!) while we sat on blankets in the playroom/living room and watched Night at the Museum. I thought that one was based on DC's natural history museum, but it's actually filmed at the one in New York. Next movie night we will have to watch the right one: Night at the Museum: Battle of the Smithsonian


Anonymous said...

We went to bed at 9:30 last night. I'm like you, I would definitely rather have a big fat hamburger for lunch and go to bed early! Kodi

Kami said...

What a fun day! I'm always amazed at all the fun exploring you do. Blankets, oatmeal, and a movie sounds awesome too!