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Family Trip to Washington D.C., Part 5

By October 13, 2011 No Comments

"Anything Goes" at Toby's Dinner Theatre, photo courtesy of

Thursday was our last morning in DC. We didn’t really have any plans to do anything until later in the day, so we spent the morning relaxing in the pool until it was time to check out. We packed up the car and drove to a rather unusual spot, the Goodwill store. My daughter enjoys checking out Goodwill stores, especially in big cities because you can usually find something good. We spent about an hour there and her search yielded a couple of nice dresses and a few other items. Then we went to Columbia, MD to the mall there. We had lunch and walked and shopped for as long as we could stand. Then we drove around to find Toby’s Dinner Theatre. We still had quite a while before the show, so we drove around trying to find other shopping areas or places of interest.

Finally, it was time to head back to Toby’s. I was really excited about this as it had been 23 years since my last visit! We were seated and the buffet was served. The food was great and our waiter was pretty good, and funny too. We couldn’t wait to see what parts he would play in “Anything Goes”. That’s right, for those of you who are unfamiliar, the wait staff are also the actors in the plays. We really enjoyed ourselves. Theatre-in-the-round is a really nice way to watch a show. Not a bad seat in the house!

After the show, we began our 4 hour trip home. However, our 4 hour trip took 5 1/2 because there was a lot of construction on the turnpike. Had we known, we would have taken an alternate route. We didn’t get home until 3:30 in the morning and I had to get up in a few hours for work! It was rough, let me tell you.

All in all, we had a wonderful time on our vacation. I was glad we were able to see and do so much, but I do not really recommend going in August. It is just too hot! But by all means, do visit!


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