Hey everyone! I hope you had a great 4th! I didn't do anything special to celebrate. My day consisted of parallel parking practice; quick Pilates leg work/ calves/ and pushups and a 20 minute HIIT session with a 10 minute cool down on the bike; a delicious dinner of quinoa and flounder with tons of turmeric, cumin, and paprika. Then I watched a movie, The House at the End of the Street, with my mom. It was a pretty relaxed day....just like mostly all my days this summer have been. But that's getting a tad boring.
However I am so grateful for being able to go on my trip to DC last week. I can't stop thinking about it now! I absolutely love that city and can not wait to go back, I miss it so much! So today I will sadly recap my final day in DC. I wish I could have stayed longer, there is so much I still need to do and see down there!
We woke up early on Saturday to we could pack up all our things and get them down to the car before we would head out to Georgetown again. This time we would be trekking up to the campus though and I was so excited. After packing we ran down to Starbucks for my mom's coffee and my newspapers (The NY Times and WSJ). Then I took messy pictures of the room (I always forget to take them when we first get there so the beds are made and everything is new and clean!).
We were able to leave our car in the parking deck until we got back from Georgetown later that afternoon which was really cool. I can not say enough good things about our hotel (The Washington Marriot) or the staff. I really do recommend staying there. Everyone was so friendly, helpful, and quick with our requests and numerous questions. I give them 5 stars no doubt!
So off we went to Georgetown via the Circulator. We got off at the end of the main strip and walked a round-about way...on the highway... to the back entrance of GU!
We then walked out way through back parking lots and finally came upon buildings, the famous Healy Hall, and the main gates.
(As you can see our last day in DC was the most beautiful...perfect blue skies! A complete change from the previous rainy and stormy days....of course!)
The Founder of GU John Carroll
Everything was so beautiful! The campus reminded me of Princeton. It had this aura of "unrealness" like people don't actually go to school there, it just is. We got lost on our way to find the student center and bookstore and ended up walking all the way back to the medical center. Once we did find our way we stopped in the bookstore, got the essential shirt, pen, and lanyard (same things I got from GWU the day before).
Next we headed out the main entrance this time and found and easy route to the main street. We walked on some really cute streets to get there! Just look at these houses!
We got lunch at Sweetgreen; couldn't leave without stopping by one more time!
We should have stayed longer, but after walking around a little more we decided to head back to our car and hit the road. I was so sad to say good-bye, but I know I will be back and hopefully for a much more "extended" stay 😉
I will be back Monday with some real non-recap posts so stay tuned! Have a wonderful weekend!
Have you ever been to DC? What are you favorite spots?
If you haven't gone to DC what is you favorite city? I hate cities, but DC is something special!