Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Ending August in D.C.

   Since we've moved to the east coast I told my husband I've been wanting to make a trip to D.C. within the time we're still here. It's been 2 years of telling him and we finally got the chance to go! Although it was warm and humid, we were able to visit some of the beautiful buildings, memorials, and monuments D.C. had to offer. Everything was so detailed and perfectly structured. I was able to ride an underground metro for the very first time, eat Mediterranean food in the city, along with standing in front of The White House!
  Growing up, seeing clips of this city in movies and pictures in our history books, always made me want to see it someday. Being able to see it in person was more than I imagined. First we visited the Washington Monument which, by the way, is pretty awesome! We didn't go inside but the view from the outside was enough to keep us taking a million and one photos in front of it. After, we visited the fountain at the World War II memorial. It had columns with the names of all 50 states surrounding it. I wish I took more photos of the entire fountain, but I was busy watching Jolie since she wanted to play in the water haha. 
  We later walked towards The Lincoln memorial reflecting pool. It was so much bigger than I thought it was. Took us what felt like 10 minutes just to walk from one end to the other. The memorial itself was gigantic and SO pretty.  John and I were in awe with how amazing it was being there in person. Despite how crowded it was, we were still able to snap some photos. However, none of the photos we took will ever do it any justice. Trust me, its much bigger and beautiful in person! Definitely our favorite part of the trip.
   After grabbing some food in the city, we walked to the White House. We got a good view of it but due to high security, we were only able to see it from a distance. But still, we were in front of the White House!  Everything was so official. Lol, seeing all the black SUVs around with people talking into their collars. it was a cool thing to witness.
  Our trip ended with a visit to the Smithsonian Air & Space Museum. Its free and a great place to take kids to. Unfortunately, we were all so tired from walking about 5+ miles all day we couldn't enjoy it as much as we wanted to. But we were able to do a good walk through before heading back to the Metro. After getting to the car, we headed to ikea to grab a quick dinner and a few things for the house. Then we were back on the road home to VA!

Here are a few photos from our trip! I really wish we took more but we were busy trying to take in the city as much as we could without being too distracted with our cameras.

Overall, D.C was great. Being in a state where so much history has taken place was just amazing. I would love to go back someday to visit all the memorials we missed this time.

& Thank you to our very good friends Hailey and Anthony for coming with us on this road trip! We had so much fun! I'm looking forward to our future adventures!

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