Good Morning Everyone!
Now that I’ve completed my morning workout followed by a hot cup of coffee, I can finally post about my D.C. experience from yesterday. First off, if you live here, you are so lucky. There is so much to see, do, explore, and experience. I’m glad I made my trip a 10 day one otherwise I would have felt robbed.
We started our morning at the King St-Old Town Metro!
After getting off the metro we made our way through the Arlington Gateway Park towards Georgetown.
There are a lot of trails in D.C. and great for people who love being outdoors.
We walked across the bridge overlooking the Potomac river.
There were people paddle boarding and kayaking. I can’t wait until we do it! I’m debating either paddle board or kayak!
We finally made it to Georgetown and it was everything I expected and more! I loved the flowers that lined the streets.
The town looked so historic and quaint.
First stop on the agenda? D.C. GEORGETOWN CUPCAKES!!
We all decided to split one cupcake because it was still pretty early in the day and we didn’t want to have any sugar crashes since we’d be walking a lot. I also don’t crave sweets during the day, only late night. They had so many to choose from so it was hard.
Those are some pretty pricey cupcakes! We got lucky because usually there is a line but there was no one in front of us when we got there.
I love the Georgetown Cupcake show. It was neat being in the store! 🙂 It’s a lot smaller in person than what T.V. makes it out to be.
We went with the strawberry cupcake. The frosting was perfect! Fluffy, sweet, and light! The cupcake was really good too.
After walking the rest of Georgetown, we headed towards the Lincoln Memorial, White House & Washington Monument.
We passed a lot of neat places on the way.
This was a statue in front of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts.
It’s so fun to see D.C. for the first time because all of these places you recognize from T.V. and movies are right there in front of you.
All of the buildings were astonishing and so well kept. We chose a great day to walk around D.C. because it was very quiet and there were hardly any tourist out.
This was the coolest stop of the day. The White House! For some reason, I expected it to be a lot bigger! Karlee said the same thing too. It’s just cool to be standing next to a landmark that holds so much history from all the presidents who have lived there.
We continued to walk on! I am usually not a water drinker, but I went through about six of these! It was HOT HOT HOT yesterday. I’m one of those people that get very “puffy” when it’s hot outside. It sounds funny but my face swells up like a blowfish when I’m hot. My face swells becuase the blood vessels widen, which is a mechanism to cool my body down. It’s happened to me since I was a little kid.
We finally made it to the Washington Monument! It was huge and if you stared at it from the sky, it looked like it was going to fall over!
Being at the Washington Monument was breathtaking.
The American flags gave me the chills. Our country is truly beautiful.
There were all kinds of activities going on at the Monument. People were walking dogs, playing flag football, and having picnics.
After the Washington Monument, we made our way to the World War 2 Memorial.
Karlee and I joined the rest of the people and soaked our feet in the cold fountain water to cool down.
If you don’t like walking, the segway tour looked fun!
I was shocked at how large Lincoln was…I always thought this was a smaller little statue, but it’s HUGE!
The view from the Lincoln Memorial was gorgeous.
After we hit ten miles, we walked back to the Arlington Cemetery metro to head back and make dinner. We were all starving, blistered, swollen, and sunburnt!
I had such a wonderful day and I can’t wait to explore more! Thank you guys for all the inside D.C. suggestions!