A few weekends ago, we decided to brave the crowd and go to the Mall and maybe visit one of the Smithsonian museums. It turns out it was practically empty around 4 p.m. when all the tourists are heading out of the buildings. We were in luck, to say the least, and had a wonderful time riding the vintage carousel, visiting the Museum of the American Indian, and just walking around the National Gallery of Art's esplanade and gardens. Have you visited the gift shop at the Gallery? It's the best gift shop in the city for art lovers.
Fall is definitely here, with Winter just around the corner. I'm holding out as long as I can in flats. I think I might be able to pull it off until January when I return from out of town. Emilu, Piki and I are getting ready for our month long trip to Florida and the DR. It's definitely beginning to feel like the holidays are so near. Are you planning on taking any family trips or do you have friends visiting from out of town? That's the special thing about the holidays, right?!