Happy Friday! Even though it does NOT feel like it, Christmas is almost here and it is almost officially winter. We’ve had some insane weather lately – lots of 70 degree days and humidity. Despite that, it is the middle of December and Christmas is in less than a week! So this week, for the Friday Five, we are sharing our favorite winter activities. We did a post just like this last year and that list still stands for me (you can find it here). For this year’s list, I decided to focus on things that are unique to DC – so this is my list of my favorite DC winter activities. You can of course find versions of these things in your town, but these are some of my favorite things to do this time of year in the Nation’s Capital. Per usual, I’m linking up with my girls Cynthia and Mar for the #Friday Five. You can read our linkup rules here. Please note that if you don’t play nicely, we will delete your link. Have a great weekend!
Yes, holiday lights are everywhere, but where can you get the (still under construction and not looking it’s best) U.S. Capitol building with the Capitol tree? Only in DC, baby!
Another only in DC item. A picture of the National Tree (at the White House) surrounded by all the state and territory trees (with the Washington monument in the background and the Menorah off to the back right). This picture makes me laugh because it was taken by a Police Officer who took about 10 pictures – where we couldn’t be seen in ANY of them. He just happily snapped away and took the worse picture ever. At least the tree looks good! 🙂
Okay, this is not a true “winter” activity but running around town in DC, you truly never know what’s going to happen. Last weekend while on my long run, my gals and I came across a crew filming the CBS show “Person of Interest.” Obviously we stopped and took some pics. It’s something that actually doesn’t happen much in DC, despite the plethora of shows that are based in DC – very few actually film here so it was fun! Note that I’m wearing shorts. On December 12th. Yep. Global warming, y’all.
This one is less about the tree (which is pretty) and more about the location – we were at the Williard hotel and had a fancy drink in their Round Robin bar. We were definitely the only ones there in running gear, but it was fun nevertheless. I love the Williard during Christmastime. Carolers, beautiful decorations and just all around awesome. I recommend it for a visit if you find yourself in DC this time of year.
We finally got around to Zoo Lights last year and it was awesome. I’ve heard that this year’s crowds have been insane because of the crazy warm weather. That’s probably smart of folks because when we went last year it was freezing. The best thing about Zoo Lights is that’s free and super fun! Most cities have something similar but I’ve only been to DC’s version and I bet that not all cities offer this up for free. FYI: you can run through the zoo anytime it’s open – another fun idea for a lights fun!! 🙂