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Weekend in DC

 

I meant to share these photos immediately when I got back from DC…well…better late than never! I have been to DC many times and every time I go I always have a blast. I always have a different experience every time which keeps it exciting! This time around, although we didn’t really go out much at night (considering I had to wake up at the crack of dawn on Sunday for the race), we still managed to get a lot done all in one weekend. We had breakfast at the Georgetown Waterfront, took a tour of the White House Rose Garden, visited the Lincoln Memorial and WWII Memorial, played badminton right next to the Washington Monument, and checked out 2 museums along the Mall. It was a pretty eventful weekend!Lincoln MemorialUp close and personal with the White House. It doesn’t seem as big as it does in photos until you’re actually standing right in front of it…it’s pretty awesome!White HouseThere’s the West Wing…hopefully next time I go to DC I’ll be able to get a tour inside!White House GardenThe quintessential photo in front of the White House ; )Whitehouse Garden TourLoved that all the flowers were fully bloomed! But where were the actual Roses? Pretty sure I only spotted tulips…White House Rose GardenWe ate lunch at Surfside – the perfect place for a laid-back lunch. We sat on the rooftop and enjoyed delicious tacos.Lunch at SurfsideI had the Cabo San Lucas (grilled steak tacos) – they were UNREAL!Surfside TacosStrolling through the WWII MemorialExploring DCRepresenting New York ; )Representing New YorkGorgeous view of the Lincoln MemorialWashington Monument

The Lincoln Memorial is truly something else…it’s such a privilege to walk up the steps and be able to admire this gorgeous monument, and to admire the man that it was built to honor. It’s pretty powerful…reading the Gettysburg Address inscribed on the wall gives me goosebumps. The whole memorial is such a work of art.

Abraham Lincoln MemorialThe power and influence that Abraham Lincoln and Martin Luther King Jr had on America and its people will NEVER be forgotten. It’s an honor to be able to stand where he stood 51 years ago, where he proclaimed, “I have a dream that one day this nation will rise up and live out the true meaning of its creed: “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal.”I Have A DreamWe stayed at the Dupont Circle Hotel for a night – it’s in the perfect location, close to bars, restaurants, and downtown DC. The food and happy hour at the hotel are also pretty noteworthy – I ordered these delicious pancakes that were almost too pretty to be eaten (I cleaned the plate though).Dupont Circle Hotel Pancakes

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