We took advantage of Friday to take to the two younger Goths 2.2 and 2.3 to the Natural History Museum of the Smithsonian.
Our Gothic young charges in highly disciplined close order drill on the way to the museum
The highlight was the butterfly exhibit. This was an area that is filled with live butterflies. You have to go through an airlock to get in. You are FIRMLY told to not touch any of them...even if they fly up your nose. When you're done, you go back out a different airlock and are checked from head to toe to make sure you aren't carrying out any inadvertently.
2.2 loves all things associated with animals.
She was totally entranced going around with her identification card and finding as many as she could.
Of course if we're with #2 and 2B, some sort of eating out extravaganza is in order. They selected a place in Falls Church called 2941 Restaurant. I will forgo the full review but hit a few high notes. The reviews I saw were quite mixed as they had changed their dining room and menu format. But we loved it. Especially the service. We had a great waiter and sommelier which really made for a great time. A few of the dishes had fruit sauces that were a bit too sweet but the majority were very good.
The new format emphasizes their bar drinks. Martinis, Vespers, Manhattans all excellent.
One of the final things we did on Sunday before I left was teach 2B a recipe that he loves, deviled eggs. He has developed a significant interest in cooking and baking so it was a pleasure to pass this on.