What, you mean Washington DC isn’t a destination spring break hotspot?!? Aw man, somebody would have told me, I wouldn’t have spent all this time workin’ on ma’ fitness. Just kidding. That was super lame.
Anywho, I’m heading our East for a solo trip to Washington DC and I cannot.freaking.wait. This has been a long winter, and even with two weeks in Europe, Minnesota weather has been getting to me in the seasonal affective disorder sense (self-diagnosed, per usual).
Anyone who knows me knows I love history. One of my two SUPER USEFUL majors from college and one of my strongest passions is American history, so I am beyond stoked to go out to DC (only my second time on the East Coast and first by myself). After two weeks of intense travel with my family, I am very excited to be on my own agenda, doing only the things I want to do, and skipping everything I’m not interested in. And you know what that means? Security is going to have to pry me, bawling like a psychopath, off Jackie’s grave at Arlington National Cemetery. SO STOKED.
|Literally got sent this picture from a friend I hadn't talked to in a while saying, "where am I?"...|
|And I responded, "Standing next to the grave of the most amazing woman in history."|
Here’s what I have on my loose agenda thus far:
-White House tour that my roomie is pulling strings to get me (holla for knowing semi-important people)
-Breakfast with Senator Al Franken and Capital tour
-Smithsonian American History Museum
-Holocaust Museum (WITH MY BFFFFFFFF!!!!)
-Running on the Mall
-Any other Smithsonian I damn well please
-Going out with my sister’s best friend, who I’m staying with for the first part of my trip
-Staying with my aunt and uncle in Maryland (WITH MY BFFFFF!!!!!) and exploring Maryland
-Reading in cafés and doing a solid amount of people watching
-Sharing a bed with my BFF and giggling until late at night like the good old days
-Speaking of that, quality time with my BFF who I haven’t seen since JULY 7. Ridiculously excited to see her pretty face!
|BFFs circa 2007?|
Anybody have any DC suggestions? I’m always down for good places to eat or nice places to walk around!