Day one of the staycation, the Gherkin went to daycare and the Boy and I, went shopping, ate at a new Thai place and watched a movie. These days, when we do have the opportunity of watching a movie in the theatre, we debate and plan on a war footing. Wasting the opportunity on a so-so movie seems criminal. Woody Allen movies are rarely enhanced by a Dolby Sound system, but a block buster movie - now we are talking. This new, refined line of thinking led us directly to the cool, dark confines of a theater playing "The Dark Knight Rises". I am not a great fan of the Batman series - the pseudo-intellectual claptrap might work for a pimply thirteen year old but it leaves me rather cold but Robin was cute and that was enough to make me happy.
Day two of the staycation (with the Gherkin dispatched to daycare) was spent in D.C., where much museum hopping and art appreciation happened. One of the perks of living so close to the Capital City is that you get to check out the sights whenever you feel like, which also means that you keep postponing it for yet another day. The National Archives which is open only on weekdays is one of those sights that only the tourists get to see, since our D.C. trips usually take place during the weekend. We took the opportunity of this weekday visit to check out the Archives...finally. Impressive!
On day four, all three of us stayed home and vegetated...for lack of proper planning!