A Day Trip to Washington D.C

Hello everyone! I’d like to start by apologizing for my lack of recent posting. Many of you may know that my mother flew up to Maryland from Florida on Wednesday. Don’t worry, to make up for blowing my posting schedule I am bringing some brand new content! (And more to follow on Monday!)

Yesterday, I got to travel to D.C for the first time. Let me start off by saying it definitely did not go entirely as planned. Possibly because nobody even made a plan to begin with. Needless to say, I definitely didn’t get around to most of the places I wanted to go. But, I did have a great time in the places I went.

Let’s start with how we got there.

Currently, I live in the heart of Annapolis. Annapolis is the capitol of Maryland and such a gorgeous city, but you can read more about this here: 2 Hours in Downtown Annapolis We drove from Annapolis to a city called New Carrollton. To make the trip more memorable for me, we decided to take the Metro into D.C. Of course, trying to find the Metro station was much more memorable. I used Google Maps and plugged in the address for the station. Although, it took us to the wrong place and we drove in circles trying to find it. When we got there, we took forever to find a space  to park in the parking garage. After what felt like forever, we finally made our way into the Metro station. Okay actually, we made our way into the wrong building and had to walk next door.

Finally, we got our tickets for the Metro. The cool thing is that you can keep the tickets and reload them whenever you take the train. Cha-ching: money saving.

 

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Inside the Metro

 

Taking the train was really cool because I haven’t taken one in 16 years. (I went to London when I was 6 months old. Although, I don’t remember it, so I count this as my first train ride.)

It was definitely very cool even though I kept asking Trey if the train was supposed to shake. Apparently, the answer was yes.smithsonian-subway-station1.jpg

We got off the Metro at the Smithsonian Station. If you’ve never been to D.C like me, the Smithsonian Station in the subway is literally a station where you get off and all the museums are right there. It’s pretty awesome if I may say so myself, and I may.

 

In front of the Washington Monument
This picture was actually taken AFTER we went to the Smithsonian American History Museum.

 

Outside the station, the Washington Monument is right there. I mean seriously, how cool is that? Of course, I designated Trey to be my photographer for the day. Thankfully, he didn’t mind at all and I actually liked the pictures he took.

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My Outfit Details:

Shirt: My shirt is just a plain black V-neck that I bought at Citi Trends a few years ago. You can purchase similar shirts from almost an stores, but Target and Old Navy are the best in my opinion.

Skirt: The skirt is from Inspired Hearts but my sister actually gave it to me last year and I love it. I found this similar at Wal-Mart that you can check out here.

Tights: Opaque black tights found in the drug store. I found mine in CVS.

Socks: I actually bought these thigh-highs on Wish. Wish is an app and website where you can find really neat and cheap items.

Shoes: These are Toy Story Vans from Journey’s. Fun fact: They actually have ‘Andy’ written on the right shoe in Andy’s handwriting from the movie. I found these on sale for about $25.

I’m also wearing a Harley Quinn snapback that I bought inside Spencer’s when I bought Trey and I matching snapbacks for his birthday last year, (His is the Joker.)

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outside the jazz cafe

On the first floor of the American History Museum, they have some really neat things. This mural was painted outside the Jazz Café and I definitely had to snap a photo.

batmobile

There was a freaking Batmobile in the museum!!! I was so excited that I practically yelled for Trey to take photos of the car and myself. As a proud nerd, I was super stoked to see nerdy stuff in the museum. I definitely fit right in here.

my fave pictureOn the Lower Level, they have the cafeteria and simulation rides. Outside the cafeteria they had a really neat Lego statue of the Statue of Liberty. Like, whoever put it together probably took a long time to put it together and I thought it was neat.

lunch in the history museumThey had a really good Salad Bar in the cafeteria, too. (Yes, there’s salad mix somewhere under all this mess.) I put in some fruit, lentils, quinoa, jicama, raisons, dates, and etc. It was really good and honestly didn’t cost that much considering the museums are free to get into.

 

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Here is a behind the scenes of me posing in front of the sign Mom Mom.

in-front-of-the-white-house.jpgI also had to picture with the Capitol Building in the background, of course. I really did enjoy being a tourist for the day. As you can see, we had some difficulty taking this picture due to some wind. But I actually think the photo turned out to be cute. Hooray!

At this time, we were making out way to the Air & Space Museum. It was so exciting. Some information about me: I love Space stuff. That was probably my favorite class in school next to English. And I definitely took home a rocket ship shaped Lava Lamp.

in front of the air and space museum

 

space ship oneI loved reading all the facts, too! And I’m not even going to lie, I went to the bathroom and took my tights off after this photo.

orville and wilbur wrightThe Air and Space Museum also had a room that told the story of the Wright Brothers from start to finish. There was even a small display of what their house looked like; adorable by the way. I loved looking at all the airplane models and spaceships.

Fun Fact: All airplanes use start with the  form of the original design made by the Wright Brothers.

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After we checked out the Wright story, we bought tickets to view ‘Journey to the Stars’ in the planetarium. It was narrated by Whoopi Goldberg and held very interesting facts. Plus, who doesn’t love watching films on a dome top ceiling?! I kept tapping Trey and pointing at all the planets and stars. I just love it all so much!

After the planetarium show, we decided to leave so that we wouldn’t get stuck in work traffic on the way home. Walking back to the Metro, we passed some really neat buildings that I completely fell in love with. One being the Art Museum, which was an old school brick building that was absolutely gorgeous.

Of course, I bought some post cards in the souvenir shops of both museums and I bought a wicked cool Lava Lamp.

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On the way home, I was so tired that I put my bead in Trey’s lap and took a well deserved nap. I even went to bed early last night because I was so exhausted.

This morning, we decided to wake up early and check out Downtown Annapolis. Stay tuned to read on about it on Monday! I really hope you enjoyed reading about my day trip to D.C. I hope the next time I go, I get to see way more!

Happy Saturday!

 

xoxo

 

 

 

6 Comments Add yours

  1. Dani says:

    Looks like a really fun trip! And jam packed with loads of activities. I’ve never been to DC and would love to go. One day I shall make it happen!

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  2. Cara says:

    Sounds like you had a fun time! I have never been but it is on my list. And your style of travel is like mine! Planning a short weekend trip to NOLA in a few weeks and we are jamming in as much as possible!

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    1. klolszewski says:

      Yay! I’m so jealous!!

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  3. mjparenting says:

    Beautiful Place. I hope I can bring my family there.

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