Homemade Pop-Tarts. I’ll just leave that there for a minute. If you’re wondering why I’m bringing it up, well… I may have indulged in one with my breakfast this morning. Ted’s Bulletin is basically a D.C. area institution. Picture an old-timey, throwback diner-ish place tucked into a nondescript block of Capitol Hill and you’ll have Ted’s (they also have a couple of other locations). The back dining room even has a large screen showing old black and white movies! Well-known for these delectable treats, Ted’s also serves down home comfort food. In addition to a blueberry cheesecake Pop-Tart, I also had the biscuits and gravy with scrambled eggs and hash browns. So good, this place deserves two photos in today’s blog post!
The other highlight of my last day on D.C. was a visit to the Newseum. The Newseum was recommended to me by two different friends, so I decided to make it my final stop. It’s not cheap; most D.C. museums are free and this one costs $25. But it was totally worth every penny. The museum is basically a series of exhibits documenting the media’s changing role in history and highlights some of the most notable contributions of news outlets during significant points in history. There are 7 floors of exhibits, including ones dedicated to the Berlin Wall’s collapse, the FBI and cyber crimes, 9/11, and a daily gallery of newspaper front pages from all 50 states and around the world. Seriously, if you’ve never been to the Newseum, put it on your list. It was an incredible museum and I wish I had had more than 3 hours for the visit.
After that, it was back to the hotel to pack up the rest of my stuff and head to the airport. A quick one hour flight and I was back on the ground in Boston and on my way home. It is amazing to me how much can be done in just 2 ½ short days away!