we flew in and rented a car. We drove around for a little while to take a look at the city and also to find a unique spot to eat. We achieved our goal when we decided to eat at Sip & Bite. Sip & Bite is a local diner located in an eclectic neighborhood. Most patrons of the restaurant live in the area and the staff know them by name, very nostalgic. The restaurant is reminiscent of a diner from the 70's era, where you can see through the square cut out and watch what the chef is cooking. Speaking of the chef, the food was so good my son said he wanted to take the chef home with him. My husband had the seafood club sandwich which consisted of a crab cake, shrimp, and crab salad on a toasted bread topped with bacon and lettuce. I had the french dip, my daughter had a Philly Cheese steak, and my son had a breakfast sandwich with eggs, cheese, bacon and sausage served with fries. While eating our food we enjoyed very lively conversations with our waitress, who was fantastic. Needles to say we left Sip and Bite full and Happy.
Our next stop on our East Coast excursion was Virginia. Once we arrived in Virginia we settled into our Hotel and rested for the next day. The next morning we took the subway to Washington D.C. where we visited the Smithsonian. We visited two museum while at the Smithsonian. The first stop was the American Museum, then the National Museum of African American History and Culture. Both museums were amazing, it definitely brought me down memory lane and also a look into the future.
I finally got a chance to scratch this off of my bucket List, although it was still cold I got to see some of the Cherry Blossoms blooming. They were very beautiful.
This monument dedicated to Martin Luther King was also a sight to see. While walking towards this massive statue, I felt very humbled and happy to have such an awesome leader to lead us during troubled times.