Thursday, May 29, 2014

road trip recap: Washington DC

It's been a while since the last road trip post, but here it is! I drove from Williamsburg, Virginia to Washington DC, and boy, let me tell you, that is the LAST time I try to drive anything, let alone a big ass van, through this city. The traffic is craaaaaazy and the parking situation is an absolute nightmare. Ugh. When I was there as a kid my family and I stayed outside the city and took the subway in every day and just walked around everywhere. That's what I plan to do when I go back - that would alleviate so much stress! Anyways, moving on. I was super excited to see everything in DC, especially having just spent a few days in Williamsburg immersed in Colonial history. I was able to see all the monuments and even briefly tour the Air and Space museum (it had FREE admission!). I don't know if this happens to anyone else, but I get hella emotional being around all these historically significant sites. It's kind of embarrassing, thank goodness for sunglasses. I'll just the be one sniffling conspicuously hiding my watery eyes behind dark glasses. But seriously, especially reading the words in the Jefferson Memorial gave me goosebumps and had me sniveling away. ..."I have sworn upon the altar of god eternal hostility against every form of tyranny over the mind of man." American history has always been my favorite thing to learn about, and my ancestors are veterans of the Revolution. It was very special to be able to visit this place, even if I could only stay a day. (And I did get to see Barack Obama's house! What uuuuup?)
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Abigail ~ said...

so cool! D.C. is another one of my dream places to visit. i love your photography! oh and i know what you mean. i'm so emotional and goosebumps over history, too. i just get so overwhelmed with all the awesomeness!

~Abigail
http://sweetergetsthejourneyblog.blogspot.com/

Laura said...

this sounds so amazing and i love the photos! xx

The Style Rawr said...

I'd love to go on a proper US roadtrip like you did! The Air and Space museum sounds aweeesome.

Tara x

Lostvestige said...

I'm bad enough at driving a small car through city traffic so I can totally sympathize with you on the van! Sounds stressful! At least it sounds like you had a wonderful visit! I went to DC a few years ago and I loved how all the museums were free admission! My favorite was definitely the air and space museum. I didn't get to see the white house though, maybe next time! :D

lucy said...

D.C. is a fab city!! lovely photos!

shine on silver said...

You are amazing! Love your style! xx

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Kati said...

Thanks for your sweet words on my last post! I always highly appreciate it when you take time to comment!
Cool - that trip sounds good!

Have a great day,
-Kati

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Georgie ジョージ said...

Your pictures are amazing, especially the one of the statue of Abe Lincoln. Would definitely love to visit Washington one day, looks incredible! xx

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Midnight Cowgirl said...

How exciting!

Lizzy said...

great pics!

Taylor Bishop said...

Beautiful photos, I really enjoyed DC!

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