It’s a beautiful morning here in D.C. today. Kona and I woke up at 5 am and went for a stroll around the neighborhood before the hustle and bustle of people driving to work. I had to wear my jeans, a warm jacket and boots to stay warm. The sun is out now and it’s going to be a gorgeous day. I just finished a paper for class, so I have some extra time to enjoy a cup of coffee and blog about yesterday before I head out on a bike ride.
I want to share some photos from yesterday’s adventure at the 800 acre Great Falls Park in Virginia, right outside of Washington D.C. We have already decided to come back again next week when the leaves change even more. But the drive was absolutely breathtaking. The sun peeped out behind the treelined streets while leaves fell like snow.
There were different view spots and we went to almost all of them. You can do so much at the park. They have bicycling, bird watching, boating, climbing, hiking, fishing, horseback riding, and picnicing.
Emerald River juice from Whole Foods: celery, kale, cucumber, apple, lemon, broccoli, and ginger.
The vultures were on point yesterday. They were diving in and out of the rocks.
I loved that the sun lit up some of the trees in the back.
I’m not sure if I’m brave enough to kayak or river raft on something like that…
Kona loved it. He was so curious as to what the river was.
A guy from England with a phenomenal accent asked us to take his photo and in return, he took ours. As soon as I gave him my camera, he hopped up on a rock and laid down to get a fun angle. It was really cool of him!
He also loves photos.
We are hoping to go horseback riding there soon.
After we got back, we headed to Alexandria to have an early dinner/late lunch.
I enjoyed walking through the neighborhoods. All of the leaves were falling, the trees were changing, and people decorated their doorsteps with fall decor. Can you tell my favorite season is fall?
The crisp fall air yesterday…
Karlee and I are going to carve pumpkins this week! This town home had an adorable set up.
We went to Hunting Creek Steak House to eat. We wanted to sit outside on their adorable little patio.
I ordered their cobb salad and it came with smoked bacon, avocado, tomatoes, lettuce, rosemary steak with a side of gorgonzola dressing. I think this was one of the best salads I’ve had in a long time. The steak flavored so well. I always order my steak medium and they cooked it perfectly. The produce as fresh and the dressing was to die for.
The only disappointment is that our waiter didn’t really talk to us. It was what do you want to drink?, what do you want to eat?, here is your check. I think we got an eye roll at one point, but at least it was some kind of emotion. Luckily, the food was awesome. But, we all have bad days so hopefully his gets better.
This popped up on my Pinterest and I had to share! I love everything about it.
Sorry for the short write up! My time is limited and a little something is better than nothing! xo