I'm definitely not a political person - in fact, I'd rather talk about anything but politics. But, I have great respect for the founders of our nation and the war veterans who fought- and continue to fight - with their lives to keep us safe. My motto in life is "learn something new every day," and you can definitely do that in DC! There's so much to see, do, and experience that it can't all be done in one trip.
I can now say that I have seen DC during every season! I've played soccer when the ground was frozen solid (not one of my best DC memories...). I've toured the city during the heat of the summer, and my absolute favorite season is spring during the annual Cherry Blossom Festival. Gorgeous! Last month, I visited DC for the Obesity Society Meeting so I got some great photos of color-changing leaves.
The Korean War Memorial - one of my favorites! If you're ever in DC, you have to see this one at night! It's beyond words!
The bakery itself was very modest...and a little bit cluttered...so we went across the street to the Love Cafe for lunch and cake!
I took a slice of Neil's Hat Trick: white and dark chocolate cakes sandwich vanilla buttercream and fresh raspberries under a glaze of rich chocolate ganache.
The cake was very rich so neither of us could finish our slices - and that's saying a lot! But they were fabulously fresh and tasty!
As we were leaving the Love Cafe, we passed by a man on the sidewalk. I have him a second look and said "...Hey...aren't you Warren??" Yes, Warren Brown was heading into the bakery as we were leaving! Serendipitous! He was super sweet and the three of us had a nice discussion about obesity, high fructose corn syrup, and the eating habits in America.
So we've come full circle. I was originally in DC for an obesity research conference, but took a detour for some yummy cake. Now, I consider this detour field research!