Christmas in Washington, D.C.

19 Dec

I LOVE the fact that I live 20 minutes outside of our nation’s capital, Washington, D.C. I’ve lived in Northern Virginia ALL my life and I’ve never been down to see the National Tree, which is located behind the White House on the Ellipse. More about the tree late; before we went to go see the National Tree, we stopped for dinner at Lauriol Plaza. They say they are the best Mexican Food in Washington, D.C. and I for one really believe that!! OMG, its so good………..

Chips and Salsa-the salsa is to die for…

Virgin Peach Margarita

Fajitas al Carbon (beef)….yesssss….the beef literally melts in your mouth…..

Okay, now on to the tree. Since 1923, the lighting of a National Christmas tree has been a tradition in Washington, D.C. on the Ellipse. In 1973, a 42-foot living Colorado Blue Spruce was planted to serve as a permanent National Christmas Tree. Every year, there is a Annual National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony to official light the Christmas Tree, which is lit by the current Presidential family. After that, it’s illuminated each evening from dusk until 11 p.m. through January 1st. There are also 56 smaller decorated trees, representing all 50 states, five territories, and the District of Columbia.

The White House

Yule Log

Santa’s Workshop

Virginia’s tree…..

So pretty…..

Me in front of the tree….in my awesome thrifted Leopard coat…Its Behnaz Sarafpour for Target that I got a couple of months ago when it was still warm out…it keeps me really warm…BTW, it was only $7. Thanks.

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4 Responses to “Christmas in Washington, D.C.”

  1. Jameil December 19, 2010 at 11:36 pm #

    Drool. Mexican is my FAVE! I want some TOMORROW! I want to see the nat’l tree!!

  2. MONKEYFACE December 20, 2010 at 12:19 pm #

    Aw, you got to hang out with the Nat’l Christmas tree AND scored an amazing $7 leopard coat?! So many awesome things happening in this post, I’m jealous :D

  3. Anne December 20, 2010 at 7:07 pm #

    you made me miss home with this post :( I wish I was there..and next time i’m back we are going to eat at that restaurant!!!

  4. Dez Ma Dude December 21, 2010 at 1:32 pm #

    This makes me want to come to DC even more!!!! Can’t wait

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