|Christmas tree at the Smithsonian Castle|
But Thanksgiving dinner was delicious, she did most of the cooking, I just did the lamb and salad.
We don't do Black Friday but rather we went into D.C. to visit the Smithsonian museums. There's a great exhibit on Food at the American History Museum and the best part of it was Julia Child's kitchen. I've been fascinated by her ever since we saw the movie Julie and Julia, and then my daughter gave me her biography Dearie for my birthday. What an interesting life she led. We loved her kitchen and all her cooking paraphernalia.
At the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden, which we usually give a miss because none of us are modern art fans, we saw a fantastic exhibit of the Chinese Zodiac. Sculpted by Ai Weiwei (he collaborated on the design for the National Stadium for the 2008 Beijing Olympics). There are 12 sculptures, each 10 feet high, they were incredible.
We finished the day at the Elephant and Crown a pseudo English pub.