Adventure in Two Parts – Part II

Sunday, we were a bit more local, in DC. After a very relaxing morning spent at home, we grabbed lunch at Tom Yum District then headed into DC.

Our first stop was the National Gallery of Art. We go there a few times a year, but given Lizzie’s brief attention span, don’t stay more than an hour. This time, we stayed for two, separating to see our favorite exhibits.

I took the awesome walkway/exhibit over to the East Building.

It’s under renovations, so only the sculptures are on exhibit. I hadn’t been over there in years, so it was neat to see.

After a bit, I headed back over to the West Building. I visited my favorite painting first, Two Women in a Window. (Of course, I didn’t take a photo of it, though you can see one here.)

I also admired some of the other works in the building.

After a quick drink at a bar nearby, we headed over to the Portrait Gallery and American Art Museum.

There was a really cool window at the top of one stairway.

Then it was time for dinner at Izakaya Daikaya (the upstairs part). Great Japanese-inspired small plates – favorites of the night were adobo poutine and miso-scented rice ball with pork.

It was great to really take advantage of an afternoon and evening to ourselves in DC, though I did keep wishing Lizzie was with us to enjoy parts of it, too.