Eddie and I are pretty fortunate that we can work remotely with our jobs. As long as we have our laptops with a good internet connection, we can produce our usual, high-quality work from basically anywhere (including 35,000 feet in the air)!
Our laptops serve as the brains of our daily operation with software development tools installed, web tools readily available, VOIP phone system active, company chat application open and of course, our email, all right at our fingertips.
Having that in mind, we decided to take a long weekend to visit my friend of over 22 years and her husband in the awesome city of Washington D.C… our nation’s capital, foundation of immense history of our country, foodie haven and… just all around fun town. You must go!
We flew out on a Thursday; worked all day Thursday (including on the plane) and Friday while our friends worked their day jobs as well. Once Friday afternoon hit though, we were on “our time” and were ready for some adventures.
During our “lunch break” on Friday, we decided to wander the city near 1600 Pennsylvania (that’s Obama’s crib to you). We hit up the Smithsonian’s Renwick Gallery as they just opened up their amazing exhibit called Wonder after an extensive two-year renovation.
From the Smithsonian’s website: “Nine leading contemporary artists—Jennifer Angus, Chakaia Booker, Gabriel Dawe, Tara Donovan, Patrick Dougherty, Janet Echelman, John Grade, Maya Lin, and Leo Villareal—are each taking over different galleries in the building, creating site-specific installations inspired by the Renwick. Together, these installations will turn the building into a larger-than-life work of art.”
And larger-than-life it was. We were pretty speechless through a lot of it. So amazing. The art is incredible. Modern. Fresh. Engaged us in a surreal way. I typically don’t gravitate towards modern art but this was really, really incredible.
Check out the gallery below! All my photos here are iPhone photos; my new phone is pretty amazing and can handle low-light scenes very well. I took my DSLR too and will post some of those later.
On to the photographic adventures!
Besides our little lunchtime field trip, we hung out with our friends and ate & drank… a lot! So glad Cristina & Travis like to eat and drink the way we do. We had a couple really nice dinners and lots of sushi. And lots of wine. And scotch & bourbon ?
We had so much fun in D.C. that we’re going back in January! Nice to know we have a lovely place to stay and we’ve got good company excited for our visit too.
Stay tuned world, we’ve got some amazing trips planned already for 2016. It’s gonna be another whirlwind coming your way! ?