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Dewy Ramblings: Bloggiesta and a weekend escape!


Natasha of Maw Books is holding the next Bloggiesta on June 11-13. I'll be sad to miss it this time, especially considering that I had been looking forward to it for quite some time. So instead, I will most likely be making small cosmetic changes over next few weeks. Nothing major, probably just organizing the sidebar, and tweaking a few links. Are you doing it? Monday onwards, I will come by your blogs and probably add more to my list of to-do's for my blog. I love playing with blog designs, so long as I don't have to draw a thing. I can't draw to save my life!

So the reason I can't take part in Bloggiesta is ...


I wish I were heading to the beach but...

it's DC instead!

Can you imagine that I had been planning to visit DC ever since I came here in 2008? Each time, something or the other would spoil the best-laid plans. The last time, it was when the weather gods cast a huge dump all across the East Coast during our first blizzard the past winter. My friends and I were lucky to get all our money back after booking a hotel and renting a car. Well, this time, I am keeping my fingers crossed *touchwood* that nothing untoward crops up. Even the weather is expected to hit the 90s during that weekend. I will be leaving on Friday evening, be in DC on Saturday and most of Sunday, will go to an A.R. Rahman concert on Sunday night and then be back early Monday morning. (I may or may not have posts scheduled for the weekend. I am currently struggling to get my first draft of my thesis out to my Professor before leaving to DC. So it depends on how much of that work I get done.)

So if you have been to DC, what should I not miss? If you haven't, well, what would you love to visit most of all?

Comments

Eva said…
It sounds like a fun vacation to make up for missing Bloggiesta! :)
Tales of Whimsy said…
I LOVE DC. There is SO much to see that I must go back some day.

Museum of Natural History and Lincoln Memorial are my favorites :)

Next time, I am totally going to the spy museum.

Have fun :D
Madigan Mirza said…
The Smithsonian! I could spend years wandering around that set of museums. It's truly wonderful.
bermudaonion said…
There is so much to see and do in DC. My son loves the FBI building. I loved this canal ride. I'll miss bloggiesta too - I plan to go back to my parents'.
Have a wonderful time in DC; it's a great city! What do I like best? The usual: memorials; Smithsonian museums (East Gallery has modern art if you're into that and I liked the American History one too since it has cultural/decade stuff); and the Library of Congress is beautiful
Athira said…
Eva, well that's the plus of it! At least I am missing Bloggiesta for something fun! :)

Juju, wow, spy museum sounds kinda cool! I can't wait to go to DC!

Madigan, that is THE place I want to go to in DC, especially after reading all those descriptions in Lost Symbol!

Kathy, that canal ride looks awesome!! Have to do that!

Helen, wow .. there is so much to see there that I doubt I will be able to cover it all! But I look forward to going there regularly and visit those places.
The1stdaughter said…
This trip will definitely be worth missing Bloggiesta for! We used to drive up there all the time when we lived in VA, and I miss it terribly!

If you have your choice, obviously for just a really neat and fun choice I'd go to the Natural History Museum. But if you only make it to one place and can get in, I'd go to the Holocaust Museum. It's an incredible experience that I think everyone should have, but make sure to bring the kleenex!

Have a fabulous time! And take lots of pictures!
Lisa said…
D.C. has so many wonderful things to see and experience. But that beach...oh that beach! Hope you have a great time!
Athira said…
Danielle, It was worth missing Bloggiesta!! I had so much fun! Loved it! And yes, I went to the National History museum, but missed out on the Holocaust one. Next time!

Lisa, I had a wonderful time! I can't wait to go back there!