Justin and I try (we were doing really well until the whole wedding thing usurped the last like three weekends) to alternate weekend planning. One weekend will be mine, and by Thursday I plan everything from Friday evening through Sunday, with two or three fun things, times and transportation, where we're eating, errands, etc; the next weekend, he does the same. When it's my weekend, I get to decide everything; when it's his, I get to kick back. It's working really well so far. We try to do things a little off the beaten path - we enjoy a good monument or Smithsonian, but we LOVE a hidden garden or a terrific mini golf course. Here's what I mean (numbered list time!):
- Hillwood Garden and Estates - the 25-acre garden and mansion of the sole heiress to the Post cereal empire, complete with million-dollar Russian chalices and lavish costume ball costumes! Off Connecticut close to Van Ness. Literally hidden behind people's houses.
- Renwick Gallery of American Art - enormous room of portraits of Indians AND unusually beautiful modern (but not too modern) art! By the White House.
- Corcoran Gallery - what's that, you say? $15 admission? Not on Saturdays during the summer! Complete with Free Summer Saturday events, like our coveted flipbook! Also by the White House.
- Rocky Gorge Mini Golf and Batting Cages - apparently the longest mini golf hole in the world! Also one of those awesome, old fashioned, get-it-between-the-windmill-fan obstacle courses. Laurel, MD.