We made it back from what can only be described as an EPIC vacation to our Nation’s capital. If you haven’t been yet, I highly recommend it! The city is beautiful, very clean, and I felt extremely safe walking around. The train system was so easy to navigate, and there was just so much to do and see! I definitely could see us going back again with the kids, once they get a little older. I don’t think it would be much fun with toddlers.
The first day we were there it was POURING rain and freezing cold, ALL. DAY. LONG. Of course, that was the day we had all of our outdoor sight seeing planned. We decided to go ahead and stick with to the itinerary. I had my trusty Hunter boots and an umbrella, and we set off to see all the super cool monuments and memorials that until now, I had only read about! I always get very captivated by the sight of famous landmarks. Like, how people get star struck with celebs. It’s almost eerie to see these things in real life!
The White House
The Washington Monument
The National Mall
The Reflecting Pool
The WWII Memorial
The Lincoln Memorial
The Vietnam Memorial
The Albert Einstein Statue
The Ford Theatre where Lincoln was assasinated
The U.S. Capitol Building
The Supreme Court and…
The Library of Congress!
Just a bill, on capital hill, trying to take artistic photos.
We finished the day, with dinner and a “speakeasy”, and hit the pillow hard that night!
The next day, it was cold but at least it wasn’t raining as much. Did you know that all of the Smithsonian museums, and even the zoo, are free in DC? We were able visit the pandas ? (my favorite), the National Museum of Natural History, and the National Air and Space Museum, on Friday morning.
We met another couple for lunch at Old Ebbit Grill next to the White House, and this pretty much concluded our sightseeing portion of the trip. We knew we had to pack everything in, because once the wedding festivities began, that would be the main focus.
My husband was a groomsman, so we went back to the hotel so he could get ready for the rehearsal dinner, and I prepared for a nap!
All of our friends started to arrive soon after. We all got together for dinner, and a welcome gathering, after the rehearsal. Reunion!
On Saturday morning, I decided to give myself a little Mother’s Day pampering, so I set out to find a nail salon, and had an amazing mani/pedi! I haven’t had one in awhile, and it did not disappoint!
I did a little walking around Bethesda, MD, which is where our hotel was. That city is adorable! So many cute shops and restaurants. I’m in love!
I got back to the hotel, so I could iron Dan’s shirt, only to open his bag and realize it wasn’t there! This is 15 minutes before he was supposed to leave for the wedding! I googled men’s clothing and luckily there was a store in walking distance. Twenty minutes and 90 dollars later, he was dressed and off to the wedding.
The wedding was beautiful! It was at Brookside Gardens in Wheaton, MD. It was an intimate outdoor ceremony, followed by a wild reception! It was so fun to see so many of our old classmates. It was basically a podiatry school reunion. If you follow my Instagram stories, you KNOW we had a good time. ?.
Also, if you followed my post about Rent the Runway, I picked the pretty emerald green dress. I’m extra happy about it because it was the only long sleeve one, and it was freezing!!
I absolutely loved the dress and got lots of compliments. The RTR experience was easy, and I plan to continue to rent for events in the future.
I hope everyone has a great week! I’ll be over here chugging coffee and trying to get back into work mode after a relaxing vacay! Don’t forget to subscribe to my blog in the sidebar —> so you don’t miss anything!