Family Road Trip: Part 4

After a really fun time in Charleston, we drove the 8 hours back up to Washington, DC (putting us at about 2,200 miles total, or almost as many miles in a week as we’d driven since getting the car in February!). We met up with Natalie in downtown DC after her work to get dinner at China Chilcano, a Peruvian and Asian fusion restaurant, since Natalie had been craving some good Peruvian food after her semester in Peru last fall. The food was really good and it was nice being reunited with Natalie again!

China Chilcano

The next morning, we headed to the Potomac river to do some kayaking. Unfortunately, it was really rainy, so it put a bit of a damper on our plans (ha, rainy… damper…). We ended up driving over to the National Cathedral first instead, which was something my mom had always wanted to see. We didn’t end up taking a tour, but we did walk around the outside and take a look in the two gift shops (yes, two).
National Cathedral

A couple books and some fudge later, the rain had cleared up enough for us to be able to go back to the kayak rental place and we headed out on the Potomac river for an hour. Mike and I shared a kayak and so did my mom and Natalie, and Michael had his own kayak and made it all the way around Teddy Roosevelt Island all by himself within the hour – quite the feat, since the kayak rental place said it would take an hour and a half! It was fun paddling around and getting to see some of the sights from a distance on the river.
Kayaking on the Potomac

By the end of it, we were pretty hungry, so we got Roti for lunch, which is sort of like a Mediterranean Chipotle. Sadly, Michael had to catch his flight later that afternoon, so we had to say goodbye to him shortly afterwards. It was really good to see him, though! As a kind of cheesy aside, I think it’s really cool when my siblings and I get to see each other now that we’re adults since we haven’t all lived in the same house since I left for college 7 years ago (it seems like it should be a shorter amount of time than that!). But we’ve all grown up and changed a lot in that time, so while it’s kind of sad we aren’t all in the same place anymore, it’s also really fun to see what we’re all like now when we do get to see each other and also to realize that in some ways, everything always feels just like it used to.

After Michael left, Mike threw some Hawaiian steak, pineapple, and vegetable kabobs on the grill. I always like getting to try new places to eat on trips, but after a while, nothing can beat cooking at home! And Mike is great at grilling.
Mike Grilling

The next morning, which was the last morning of our vacation, we spent a lot of time just talking and hanging out around the house – I think we were all pretty exhausted! We did make it out to Tyson’s Corner where Mike works so we could show my parents, and then it was time to head back home so they could grab their bags and make their flight. It was sad to see them go, but it was so nice getting a week straight with them. I think this was one of my favorite vacations we’ve been on – we got to do so many fun things and spend so much time together, and it was a great way to spend a week! Thank you, Walter family!
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  1. Lucille Walter   •  

    It truly sounds like the very best of family vacations! I’m so happy all of you were able to participate. Once you all leave home, that becomes pretty rare. Once again, thanks for sharing. You wouldn’t believe how nice it is for us to read these posts!

    • Kirsten Baker   •     Author

      I’m glad you enjoy reading, and we really did have a great time! I hope we can go on another one at some point.

  2. Tammy Walter   •  

    It is pretty great to be able to get together – and was so memorable! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Evie Klammer   •  

    Thanks for sharing. These special memories will last forever

    • Kirsten Baker   •     Author

      It’s fun to think back on all the trips my family took as kids and it was fun to kind of relive that!

  4. Kathy Klammer   •  

    It’s so great that you all love to spend time together even though you are miles apart and now adults. I remember the trips you used to take when you were kids. It’s run to see Mike getting a taste of what road trips are like with the Walter Family! Hope you didn’t wear him out for whatever your next adventure will be. 🙂

    • Kirsten Baker   •     Author

      Mike is a great sport! I think he had a pretty good time and is definitely up for another one. 🙂

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