Monday, May 25, 2009

Spring Break in Washington DC (part 1)

We spent Mark's spring break in April in Washington D.C. Just to be in a city with good vibes, great art and culture in general, a walking city, a city where you happen upon interesting things all the time. We used the metro sometimes but walked and walked and walked. We stayed, this time, in the Topaz Hotel, right next door to our old favorite, The Tabard Inn. It's a Kimpton Hotel and we wanted to rack up some membership points, plus I wanted to check out the yoga inspired hotel. Indeed, we got bags with mats and props and there's a yoga channel on the TV 24 hours a day. Good class, but same class, all the time.
We were around the corner from the National Geographic building which has a great garden in front, loaded with bird feeders and insect sculptures.
We liked our quiet and pretty street. This is the view from our room.
We were just a couple of blocks from Dupont Circle so we headed right out when we arrived to see what was going on. Saturday in the city. And there was some sort of pillow event at the Circle.
Later on we investigated all the nice touches in our room, including the traditional Kimpton animal print robes, the Aveda products in the bathrooms, and the NY Times and Washington Post at our door every morning. Had to walk 1/2 a block to get to a Starbucks though.

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