Five Things: May 9, 2023

Bonsais at the National Arboretum


1. Have you been to the National Bonsai and Penjing Museum within the National Arboretum?  Now is a great time to visit and see the pretty little trees.  There is a special exhibit on view leading up to World Bonsai Day this Saturday when there will be docent-led tours of the museum along with a children’s activity table. Of course, the rest of the Arboretum is always fantastic to explore.  Read more about it here, here, and here.


2. The Rock Creek Horse Center was one of our favorite places to visit when our kids were little — back then, we could just pop in and see the horses and even get the kids a pony ride.  While you can’t just stop by whenever these days, they do offer opportunities to meet ponies, see the stables, and take a short trail ride through the woods.  There are a few dates coming up for Pony Meet and Greets and Behind the Scenes Tours of the stables. (And Pony Rides will probably open up this summer… bookmark the site to check back for available dates!)


3. A couple of restaurant recs…  Levi and I recently dined at Supra for the first time and really enjoyed our Georgian feast. And Ruta, the first Ukranian restaurant in DC, just opened on Capitol Hill!


4. A few easy, last minute Mother’s Day gifts:  Tickets to a see Ali Wong; a New York Times Cooking subscription; a book about DC’s weird, wonderful, and obscure places; a pretty splash-proof tote bag for summer. And special plans to celebrate will make her day, too!


5. Serving meals to young children or working in an upscale restaurant? 🙂


Younger days at Rock Creek Horse Center



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