Instead of working on the house over the weekend, we took a whirlwind weekend trip to DC with a couple of our best friends. We went up for the wedding of some college friends of ours but we made sure to walk around the city a bit and see what we could see. We definitely want to go back when we have a little more time!
Before this trip, I had been to DC once but it was a 6th grade school trip so it had been a really long time. We mostly stuck to the monuments and museums but did have a chance to briefly walk around Old Town Alexandria on Friday night since that’s the area we stayed in. The drive wasn’t too bad, about 8 hours from Greenville plus stops. We got into town around 7, checked into the hotel, and then grabbed dinner and strolled a couple of blocks before heading back to the hotel to call it a night.
Saturday morning we got up bright and early so we could explore before the wedding. I think the metro trip was supposed to be somewhere around 30 minutes each way plus the half mile walk between the station and the hotel and we needed to be back to the hotel by around 3:30 to get ready for the wedding. Kyle and I grabbed a small breakfast and enjoyed the view on the National Mall for a bit.
The ride to the National Mall was…interesting. I guess it’s to be expected on public transportation but let’s just say we met a very fascinating character who needs to learn that just because you say “no disrespect” does not absolve you from the disrespectful things you are saying. There was also a good bit of metro traffic so the ride ended up taking a bit longer than planned. We were able to make it over to the Capitol Hill area, the Washington Monument, the White House, and the Lincoln Memorial. We also got in two quick museum tours (Air and Space and Natural History).
Saturday night was mostly spent at the wedding which was beautiful and so much fun! After the wedding a few of us went out to a place called Murphy’s in Old Town for a little bit before catching an Uber back to the hotel to crash.
Sunday we headed back into DC for a little bit to tour the Holocaust museum. I won’t elaborate too much but I will say that it was a very moving experience and if you have the chance to check it out, please do. It’s one thing to learn about it in school but to see some of what you see at the museum just puts it all in a whole new light.
Once we finished up there, we took our last metro ride back to Alexandria to pick up the car and head home. Kyle and I ended up getting home around 12:30 Monday morning and I passed out pretty much all night. At some point, Gatsby managed to break into the room and he loudly filled us in on his weekend when we were trying to sleep.
Monday was back to work and the best part of the day was picking the dogs up from camp. They basically had 4 days of non-stop playtime with a bunch of other dogs so they were exhausted.
We have yet to find our motivation and I promised Kyle we’d take this weekend off from house stuff but I think I might try to at least paint the trim. We still haven’t gotten our drawer pulls so the drawers have to wait but if I can get the trim knocked out, we’ll be so close!