dc part one
let me preface this by saying i have been to d.c. before. i was around 17 and the very last place i wanted to be was halfway across the country, away from my friends with my parents. needless to say, that trip was pretty much fun for no one involved.
a lot of times i feel like i need to make it up to my family for the joy i sucked out of many of our experiences. i wish my parents could have come to dc this time around, but me and my sister made the trip to visit my brother who currently has an internship there.
i love this city. everything about it. i loved that there was so much to do every day. i loved that the people seemed so active and healthy. i loved that there was so many good places to eat. i loved that the city was so clean. hell, i even loved taking the metro.
the first day we did a lot of mindless wandering. some of the streets were blocked off because of holiday events, so we made it over to the white house for a quick touristy photo-op and ducked inside the national aquarium for a while, mostly for a/c purposes. i went through three outfits on the first day. holy toledo it was hot. and when you’ve packed up your life into a teensy little carry on, that makes you a little nervous for the four days of vacation you have left sans washer and dryer…
i did not look cute on this trip. it was tennis shoes and hair up for this girl. lots of sweating happening, so most of the pictures you’re going to get is of the fabulous attractions in dc, not of the unfortunate state of our appearances.
we watched fireworks by the capitol that night, officially making that my most favorite july 4th in my 24 years of existence. round two is coming atcha tomorrow with a recap of my favorite places we went + ate.