Saturday, December 22, 2007

Christmas Vacation Day One

After an early arrival at the airport, (who in their right mind arrives at 5:45am on a Sat?!) my parents and I returned to my apartment for a quick nap. Little did I know that two hours later it would be close to impossible to get them out of bed. Luckily I had the power of a hot cup of tea and coffee and the promise of a delicious breakfast to work it's magic.

The rest of the day was spent perusing the shops and artwork in Old Town Virginia. Although, we didn't shop up until we dropped we were able to work up quite an appetite and thanks to Dad's marvelous skills we spent the evening at the most fabulous restaurant.

Bastille is located on the north edge of Old Town and offers up contemporary French Mediterranean fare. It's rare that every course during a meal is as delicious as the previous one however, Bastille was able to accomplish this without even trying. Truly a gem of a restaurant that everyone should try. Although if everyone started eating there it would probably become quite difficult to get a table. . . but honestly, I think the food would be worth the wait.

With the threat of rain for tomorrow, we ended the evening at the National Christmas Tree.

The national Christmas tree surrounded by the state Christmas trees in front of the White House.

1 comment:

kate said...

so pretty!