#SB2K15 {Day 3 & 4}: WASHINGTON, D.C.

Hey guys!

So, I apologize for not having a post up yesterday or the day before. The past couple of days have been busy because we went to Washington, D.C. and came back to Taylor’s house in two days. ‘Twas fun! Here’s a picture of the Washington Monument…

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So much happened in these two days that I feel like I have to pick and choose the things I tell you. After all, I don’t want to make this post extremely long. So, let me start with where we stayed in DC…


OUR HOTEL

We stayed at The Mayflower: a Renaissance hotel. Places surrounding it include H&M, the National Geographic Museum, and tons of gyms and coffee shops. Here’s where we entered (picture from Wikipedia):

***Small weather report: The first day we were in DC, the weather was really nice. There was a slight chill, but it was sunny and somewhat warm. The next day, it was cold and rainy, but it was nothing like the cold weather from the mountain.

Here’s a pic from Taylor’s instagram of us in front of some of the giant mirrors inside the hotel:

Hooligans in DC. #ourhotelyo #dc #springbreak #shawties

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MUSEUMS

In two days, we hit three museums: the Holocaust Museum, the Museum of Archives, and the National Gallery of Art.

The Holocaust Museum was so amazing. I’d never learned so much walking through and seeing all of the artifacts and reading the different things that happened before, during, and after the Holocaust. It was a somber walk-through for me. Afterwards, Caylin looked at me and said, “You look so done.” And I honestly was. It made me sad and angry to think that something like that had even happened within the world’s history.

After that museum, we went to the Museum of Archives. We saw documents regarding, privacy, equality, civil rights, women’s rights, etc. We also saw the Bill of Rights and Bria and I tried to see the Declaration of Independence, but the line was super long, and I actually got us out of line to see some other documents which were important, but not as famous as the Declaration (oops). We didn’t stay long there, though, because by then we were all tired and hungry.

We went to the National Gallery of Art the next day. Here’s the fountain that was at the entrance:

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I enjoyed myself except for the fact that my right ankle was killing me and I couldn’t walk around for very long without agitating it (><). But I got to see a couple of Van Gogh paintings and other works that I’d briefly studied in high school. Here are the 2 Van Gogh’s I got to see:
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After walking around for maybe an hour, Caylin and I sat down for maybe 30 minutes or more as we waited on everyone else to finish walking around. I really wished that I was able to walk around more than I could, but it was okay to just be present inside the museum.


MEMORIALS

We saw some monuments (like the Washington Monument) while we were walking and driving around, but we saw two memorials at night: the Jefferson Memorial and the Lincoln Memorial. We passed by the George Mason memorial and the Martin Luther King, Jr. memorial, but we didn’t really get to see them.

It was difficult to get pictures of the Jefferson Memorial because it was so dark and there were no lights shining on him. He looked pretty creepy at night…

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I took some pictures of the exterior of the Jefferson Memorial though, and they were pretty good:

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We also took pictures on the steps with the Washington Monument in the background, but the lighting was good in some places and bad in others…

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The Lincoln Memorial was well it, though, so I got some good pictures of it. Here’s the exterior:

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And here’s the actual memorial:
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Honest Abe was pretty amazing. I’d never actually seen him up close, and it was awesome to see how detailed he was. Whoever sculpted him was truly talented.


THE WHITE HOUSE

Our last day in DC, we walked around looking for places to eat brunch (the Shawties ended up eating at the Wicked Waffle and Miss T ate somewhere else), but afterwards, we were able to get close to the gates of the White House. I won’t lie, at first I was just like, “Ahh, I just wanna get in the car because it’s cold and raining!” But I’m actually glad we were able to get pictures in front of the White House. Despite rain, we all looked really good!

🇺🇸 Attention: Obama is in the building.

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Just visiting my favorite White House. #hailtothechief #whitehouse #dc #republicanholiday

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FOOD

I feel like we ate at a ton of places while we were in DC. We stopped at a lot of unfamiliar places, which I was very grateful for. It’s not every day you get to eat somewhere other than McDonald’s. We didn’t really take many pictures while we were in the restaurants, but here’s a list of the restaurants we went to and what I had to eat there:

  • A hot dog truck – plain hot dog (call me boring, but whatever haha)
  • DC Thai –  Pad Thai with shrimp
  • Saxby’s Coffee – Mocha “Frolatte”
  • Georgia Brown’s –  bread pudding with vanilla ice cream
  • Domino’s (we all had a craving at midnight for pizza…)
  • Wicked Waffle – Sweet Waffle with Chocolate
  • Tazza’s Kitchen – Rigatoni with Kale Pesto sauce
  • McDonald’s (okay, so, we had to stop here for some hot fudge sundaes so we could make the rest of the trip home)

Everything we ate was amazing. I can’t really say anything price-wise because some of the things Miss T was gracious enough to pay for. But I do recommend them all!


I’m pretty sure I hit all of the highlights. One random fact is that I got a dress for Spring Formal. It definitely isn’t the same as the leopard print one I wanted to get originally, but I think it’ll be a good, comfy dress for me to be in. Not too fancy and not too…not-fancy? Haha, anyways, you may see pictures of it later.

Again, I’m so sorry that it took so long to post this! The process took longer than I thought and we’ve been out and about ever since the beginning of this week.

Literally, if you want a brief catch-up on what happened yesterday on #SB2K15 {Day 5} even, here’s what we did:

  • We woke up when we wanted to, but planned to leave for The White Hart (a coffee shop in Taylor’s hometown)
  • We did homework (but I worked on this blog post) practically ALL DAY at the White Hart. I even had lunch and coffee.
  • We ate dinner at Ellie’s house and then watched Ella Enchanted
  • We went out to the porch and listened to Caylin play her guitar for maybe an hour
  • Now we’re watching Pretty Little Liars and I’m blogging.

We’re halfway through the week, whoo! Well, not whoo because I don’t want break to ever be over. But it’s okay, we’re gonna make the most of it!

Okay. I’m wiped out and going to bed. I hope you enjoy this post in the morning when I post it! 😀

Love ya!

Mishy ❤

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