I hope you are doing well! I don’t know about where you are, but here in Arkansas, today’s weather was absolutely beautiful. It was around seventy degrees and breezy, which is a telltale sign of the ever-approaching fall season. So, to keep my dreams of summer, sun, and tank tops alive, I’m going to tell you about a trip I went on this summer!
Because my boyfriend and I are long-distance, (I am in Arkansas and he is in Virginia) we have to schedule little trips to see each other. This summer, I got to go to Virginia for two entire weeks to see him. We visited Washington DC for four days then went to Williamsburg, Yorktown, and Jamestown. However, for the sake of keeping things short and sweet, today I’m just going to tell you about what we did in our nations capitol.
Our first day in DC, we took the Washington DC Grand Tour bus and got to visit almost all of the important sites. This included seeing the White House, Grant Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Korean Memorial, Vietnam Memorial, World War II Memorial, Iwa Jima Memorial, Jefferson Memorial, FDR Memorial, and the Arlington National Cemetery where we saw the changing of the guard. This isn’t even counting everything that we could see from the bus. Needless to say, we had a great but very busy day. Here are just a few of the two hundred pictures we took from that day.
The next day, we took a break from DC and visited Mount Vernon. I think we all agreed that this was our favorite thing we did during the entire two-week trip. Everything about Mount Vernon was beautiful. It had massive trees which had been there when George Washington himself lived in the house, a beautiful flower and vegetable garden, and a fruit tree garden. The house was beautiful, the horses were beautiful, and the staff was very knowledgeable. I can only describe how amazing it was through pictures, but if you are going to be nearby, I would highly recommend that you stop by for a visit.
Later that night, we went to Alexandria, Virginia and ate at an authentic Spain restaurant called La Tasca. We quickly realized why it was so busy because the food was delicious. We all enjoyed it. My mom especially loved that they had live flamenco dancers on stage as we ate (she has a thing for live music). I’ll have to admit that it was pretty cool to watch.
The next day, we visited the American Indian Museum and the National History Museum. I don’t know how my mom and Jordan feel, but I enjoyed the National History Museum more. Perhaps it’s because of my love for animals, but I thought it was great to see that many species in one place.
Once we got back that day, Jordan and I ran off to get some Ben and Jerry’s and to ride the huge ferris-wheel. I don’t remember the name of the ice cream I had, but I do know that it was the best ice cream I have ever had in my life and the view from the ferris wheel was absolutely amazing!
This topped off our last day in Washington DC, and the next morning we would be heading to Williamsburg Virginia. Check out my next blog if you would like to read about our adventures in Williamsburg, and feel free to tell me about some of the trips you have been on in the comments below!
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