Sunday, 15 August 2010

America...

Next on our Washington trip the food tourism momentarily took a backseat as we headed to the Washington Monument, built in memory of George Washington and standing at 555feet tall! We were a little nervous about reaching the top of this imposing building, but it was most definitely worth it in order to enjoy the views from the 'summit'...

In the middle here are the war memorials and the Lincoln Memorial: all beautiful, moving and interesting to wander around, even in 110'F heat. This holiday was my first ever time to Washington DC and the trip up the Washington Monument confirmed to me what an intriguing, diverse and beautiful city it really is. It was hard to pull ourservelves away from the views! After this cultural activity, it was time to return to the business of food. We headed to the fantastic Good Stuff Eatery run by Spike Mendelsohn  (PS thank you to the charming couple who explained to us - some very confused Britons! - exactly how American self-service works!) where we enjoyed the most delicious and calorific milkshakes ever...
On the top we have a Dulce de Leche milkshake, with dulce de leche painted up the sides. Underneath is the Malteser milkshake with dulce de leche and chocolate stripes up the sides and a layer of maltesers at the base as well as throughout. I stress that we also ate savoury food - Obama Burgers - and were left completely stuffed by the end! A perfect day in  Washington and wonderful memories to take with us as we moved on to new East Coast areas...

8 comments:

elra said...

Sounds like a wonderful tour Lucy. I am so glad to hear that!

Rosa's Yummy Yums said...

A great trip! Thanks for sharing.

cheers,

Rosa

dinnersanddreams.net said...

Washington is one place I would love to visit but haven't had the opportunity yet. It seems like you had a lot of delicious fun.

xo

PopGirl890 said...

Glad you're having fun here! America is a pretty fun place :) you should stop at Mall of America while you're here. It has so many stores! It's my favorite place to go to.

Faith said...

Beautiful pictures, Lucy! It looks like you had a fabulous time in DC! (The milkshakes look incredible too!)

apparentlyjessy said...

I had no idea you could go to the top of the big white pointy spiky thingy!! Do you go up in a lift!? The views from the top are definitely amazing.
Speaking of amazing, that malteser milkshake...WOW!

Ash said...

That is just the coolest looking milkshake!!

kimberleyblue said...

I'm happy you had a good vacation across the pond! I went to Washington when I was about 14, but was nowhere near being a foodie at that time. You're lucky you got to experience the food side of it!