DC in a Day!

Hi again everyone!

This week was a little more exciting as I went to visit DC! I have been to DC before, but it was many years ago on a 4-H exchange program with Pennsylvania. We were there for a day, but back then I was a lot more focused on being social then actually paying attention to my surroundings. So I wanted to give DC my full attention this time!

I went during the cherry blossom festival, which was fun! I walked to the monuments where they were flying kites everywhere! But there was too many people there, so I didn’t stay long.  I watched someone get hit with a kite two times before the person could keep it in the sky. So if nothing else, it was highly entertaining! Haha.

Kites DC

This was nothing compared to the people here.

After seeing the kites I headed down to the Tidal Basin where all the famous cherry blossoms pictures take place. It was so hard to take a picture with the blossoms because everyone was stopping and posing for pictures.CB 1 I got a pretty cool one down by the water and while I was walking I found a good row of them. The blossoms were only 1/2 bloomed thanks to winter storm Stella that came 1 week before the blossoms were scheduled to bloom. It was still an amazing sight and so pretty. I could only imagine what a full bloom would be!

One thing I love besides travelling is food. And let me tell you DC has an amazing food truck scene. I followed the line 1/2 a block and thought that was end of trucks. Well, after I picked a taco truck and sat down on a bench I realized that was only 1/3 of the trucks! They extended another city block and then some! I honestly don’t know how I missed it, but it took me 20 minutes to decide on the taco truck let alone adding in all those others I never would have gotten food!

After the delicious tacos,  I was in DC on a mission to see more of the Smithsonian! Last time, I saw 3 out of 4 museums and only had about an hour in each one which isn’t nearly enough time!! And did I mention I was to busy socializing to appreciate what I was doing?

This time I went to the museum of Natural History. There is so many things packed in this building it boggles the mind! I actually really enjoyed going to this by myself because I wasn’t rushed through anything I really wanted to see. I would definitely recommend going to a museum by yourself. It is SO nice! I was able to see a ton of things that I missed when I was previously there. I will definitely go back to DC again and maybe just spend the entire day doing the museums. I was in this one for a solid 2 hours and still felt rushed.

Selfie

Me with the cherry blossoms!

Speaking of being rushed, I met my cousin at the circus after the museum! I am so glad that I got to see the circus one last time because they are doing their farewell tour! It really makes me sad that I probably won’t be able to take (if any) future kids to the circus! Now, growing up in Montana we had a pretty standard circus, nothing incredible. But this one? Oh my lanta! It was fantastic and so creative. It is amazing what the people can do. I would love to have the kind of balance that they possess and practice! The only thing I didn’t like was there was so much going on that I missed some stuff because I was watching something else!

Finally, I went with my cousin and his co-workers for some drinks! Then it was back to good old Frederick. I drove down to Shady Grove and took the metro all the way into the city so I wouldn’t have to deal with the traffic. My ride in was super smooth and I downloaded this app called Transit. It has over 125 cities and all of their public transportation information! It is so nice! It took me a little bit to figure out how it works and deciding which train to get on, but it all worked out. My train on the way out had me questioning my life and at one point I am pretty sure it lost all power, but hey it makes for a great story now.

Until next week!

Kaitlin

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