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First Travels of 2013

Since my final planned trip of 2012 was such a bust which you can read about here, I couldn’t wait to remedy things in 2013 with my first travels of the new year. Although I would have loved to have hopped on a plane and gone somewhere warm AND exciting, the always present threat of winter weather combined with a lack of direct flights from the Pittsburgh Airport (having to connect obviously decreases the amount of time you actually have at your final destination) has me act a bit more prudently when it comes to planning trips during the winter season.

I decided on Washington D.C. since my last visit there was going on four years ago in addition it’s a doable drive from Pittsburgh for a long weekend. And even though Washington is a city I’ve been a visitor to ever since I was a child, there are still plenty of attractions I had never seen. Luckily this recent trip helped in crossing some of them off of the ‘ol “to-do” list. Unfortunately, the weather wasn’t exactly perfect although when I think back to the many hot and humid summer visits to Washington, I suppose temperatures in the 30s and snow flurries aren’t so bad after all.

Posts and pictures will be coming soon but for now a sneak preview:

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    JoAnn M.
    February 18, 2013 at 10:39 pm

    Great photos. I look forward to your upcoming posts! I would love to visit Washington D.C. someday!

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    the red headed traveler
    February 19, 2013 at 12:04 am

    Every time I visit DC I’m reminded just how much I love it there. But then I’m also reminded of the drastically higher cost of living compared to here in Pittsburgh.

    I only wish I had enough time to see & do everything there is. And there’s a lot πŸ™‚ A slew of posts are definitely forthcoming.

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    Rebecca
    February 19, 2013 at 9:47 am

    I haven’t been to DC since 1998 (it is a tad bit far!). I am looking forward to taking DH to DC and NYC one day. I love the museums.

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    the red headed traveler
    February 19, 2013 at 2:03 pm

    Yes, incredibly far from Down Under but at least once you were here, the two cities would be relatively close!

    The museums are top notch, and a ton of new ones since 1998 have been added πŸ™‚

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    Karen
    March 6, 2013 at 2:17 am

    Great photos, I’ve only been twice and its only a 5 hour drive, so shame on me, need to get back and check out all the art and culture…speaking of which on our last trip we ate at Ben’s Chili Bowl…another reason to go back!

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    the red headed traveler
    March 6, 2013 at 1:43 pm

    It really has so much to offer, well more than could ever be packed into a weekend visit which is usually the amount of time I have to spend there! I so wanted to try out Ben’s Chili Bowl but didn’t have time to pack that in although I’ve heard fab things about it. Next time πŸ™‚

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