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Birthday weekend

September 02, 2014

Today marked my return to reality (as known as the working world) with my orientation for my new job this morning. My parents came into town on Thursday to celebrate my birthday which was this past Saturday. I can't say I feel any different now that I'm 33, for all the freaking out I did about turning 30 I have to say that my 30's have not been half bad. I hadn't seen my parents since we moved up here 3 months ago, so it was nice to spend time with them on a long weekend. We went to Newseum in Washington DC and it is definitely worth a visit if you come to the area.  One of my favorite exhibits was the Anchorman exhibit complete with a replica of the Channel 4 News desk of Ron Burgundy. The top floor of the Newseum also has one of the best views of the city. I loved showing my parents around the city and how quickly I have learned to navigate the Metro.

The last time my parents came to DC for my dad's work conference they discovered an upscale Puerto Rican restaurant that they wanted to take me for my birthday dinner.  Mio's had some of the best Rican food I've ever had outside of the island. We devoured roasted pig, yucca, rice, and of course flan. We walked off dinner by doing a night tour of the Lincoln Memorial. It is so different to see the monuments at night than during the day, I definitely recommend seeing them in both night and day. It was comforting having a piece of Florida up here for a few days.

Ameliorer la Vie


  1. Sounds like a great Birthday!! Hope work is going well for you!

  2. Happy (Belated) Birthday- looks like you had a good time! I haven't been to DC in years... I was a kid last time I went, but Jared and I have been talking about trying to plan a visit there for 2015. I'd love to see the monuments at night too, didn't do that last time!