I can’t believe I was finally able to travel with a group of friends outside of Florida. I’ve never been to Washington D.C. before, being that I missed my middle school’s field trip to the city. But nonetheless, at least now, I am able to enjoy it.
I had an earlier flight with my friends. I landed around 5 pm in the afternoon and I had planned to meet up with my friend to have dinner (at Old Ebbitt Grill) and to catch some views of the White House. Along walking the road to the White House, I was able to see the U.S. Department of Treasury. During my Uber rides and walking around the streets, I was pretty amazed by how much monuments, memorials, statues and colosseum-like structures there are in D.C..
Later in the evening, my friends landed and we all met up at the hotel. Ready for tomorrow’s full-packed day.
We first had coffee at La Colombe. Our group of friends also walked around to grab quick breakfasts like ace bowls and power toasts.
But Friday was filled with walking around the National Mall (which is NOT an actual shopping mall, but a strip of museums) and visiting multiple memorials (WWII, Lincoln and Washington Monument). I forgot to pack sunscreen and I came back from the day to a slightly burnt shoulders and back.
Some photos of us at the Renwick Gallery.
Here’s some pictures of my friends and I at the memorials.
We concluded our evening with drinks and bar hopping. Oh, and I had an amazing chicken BBQ at Sotto restaurant (unfortunately due to lighting and my fear of flash photography at dimly lit/intimate settings, I didn’t get a photo of it).
The next day we had brunch at the Founding Farmer’s (I’ll post a separate food blog about my top 5 eats in D.C.). We then went to the Union Market. Union Market reminded me so much of World Street Market in Minneapolis. It consisted of local brand shops, but was really centered on the food! I had some awesome peach tea ice cream and this is where I bought some sunscreen. There were also murals behind the market, which made for me great photo ops.
After Union Market, we headed to the National Air and Space Museum. I really love space and this was a great reminder of how small we really are.
During the evening, it was filled with ramen, sakes, over-charged drinks and dancing at the Gryphon.
Sunday was our last day at D.C. and we spent it by eating Ethiopian food (which was my number one food experience in DC), grabbing cupcakes at Baked & Wired and eating more food at the Founding Farmer’s sister restaurant Farmers Fishers Bakers. All of these areas are around Georgetown.
It was definitely a fun weekend. I felt like my body was just able to adjust itself back last night. Hopefully I’ve slept enough to get back to work today.
Stay safe and find your happiness,
See you later D.C. Peace always.
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