Thursday, May 14, 2015

30 Hours in DC || What to do

Chris and I have a mission to see all the baseball parks in America. Having both played college sports (baseball for him, softball for me), we have a mutual love for baseball and seeing the parks has been something we have wanted to do since we first met. 

I am always checking southwest.com to see what deals they are having and where we can go next. At the beginning of the year they were having a huge sale and I was laying in bed scrolling through the list of places to fly and DC came up. I asked Chris if he wanted to go and he was hesitant.

The conversation went a little like this:

Me: Babe, so tickets are really cheap to DC on May 9-10. Do you want to go watch a game?
Him: Ummmm, wellll, ummmmm...
Me: Well, if you're not going, I am, so should I book you a ticket or not?
Him: Okay, babe, let's do it!!

He is always the hesitant one when booking trips on a whim. I have to remind him that it won't always be that we can book trips without a care in the world!

So, the weekend of May 9th came and off to DC we went. I know, it was Mother's Day weekend and my Mom and my grandma's birthday, but everyone was understanding and didn't really care that we weren't with them on actual Mother's Day. That's why both our parents had more than one kid, right? So the sibling can make up for the child who is traveling the world? :)

Anyways, we knew our time would be short, so we were determined to be go-go-go the whole weekend.

We left Dallas around 6:30 a.m. and got in to DC around 10:00 a.m. We headed straight to our hotel, the Hyatt Regency Capitol Hill, changed clothes, dropped our stuff with the concierge, and headed straight to The Capitol. We were within walking distance of The National Mall which was great since we were there only one night. 


The Capitol was open to the public, so we went in and walked for about an hour and a half or so. I never realized how big it was. The inside was gorgeous, with intricate painting and tiles. The most beautiful marble was everywhere!


Around 1:30 we were getting hungry, so we headed to Legal Seafood. It was a little ways from The Capitol, but we got to see other sites on our way there. 

Of course Chris had to stop for an appetizer of ice cream before we got to the restaurant. And, approximately .03 second after I took this picture his ice cream slipped out of his hand and he caught it, by the ice cream, right before it hit the ground. 


We ate at Legal Seafood in Boston a couple years ago and loved it and they said that no one Legal was as good as the one in Boston. I am sad to report that they were indeed right. It wasn't that great, but oh well!

After lunch we caught a quick cab ride to our hotel where Chris changed (we were sweating a lot!) and my friend, who lives in DC, picked us up to head to the Nationals game.





Love the guy photo-bombing behind me!

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When the game was over, my friend dropped us back off at the hotel, so we could shower and get ready for dinner in Georgetown! 

I got no pictures, but we ate at Thunder Burger. It was so good!! They had the most amazing sweet potato fries and their burgers were delicious!

We walked along the waterfront in Georgetown after dinner and stopped to fill our already full bellies with gelatto. At that point it was almost 11:00 p.m. and so we decided to call it a night. We caught a cab back to the hotel and prepped for a fast paced Sunday.

Sunday morning came and we were up and at 'em. My friend Cat picked us up at the hotel and took us to breakfast at Ted's Bulletin. They are famous for their homemade pop tarts and oh. my. goodness! They were so good! I don't have a picture, but you can see on their instagram just how yummy they look!

Right after Ted's we headed the Arlington National Cemetery. What an awesome place. It is so beautiful and makes you grateful for this wonderful country we live in.







The rest of Sunday was spent touring the National Mall. We had about four hours to tour all the iconic monuments and museums. We went in the Smithsonian National Museum of American History and the Air and Space Museum. 








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Lastly, we saw the White House long enough to snap this picture (with something on my lens...see those black dots?) and head to the car to make our way to the airport. 


It was such a great trip! Even though we were only there for roughly 30 hours, Chris and I feel like we saw almost everything we wanted to see!  

Have you ever been to DC? What did you think?

7 comments:

  1. I love DC. Especially during Cherry blossom season (: Next time, be sure to visit the Holocaust Museum. It's seriously the most eye opening experience.

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  2. You guys are whirlwind travelers!

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  3. This is so awesome! I love that you guys have a plan to see all the ball parks and are actually on your way of doing it! I think Aaron and I need our own list of something haha....I want to travel more!

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  4. I would love to get back to DC one day, now that I'm an adult and teacher and really look at the things that are of interest to me.

    We are also in the same boat as you on places to visit but for hockey, not baseball. We are aiming for Dallas this coming hockey season :)

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  5. Girl...you are my kind of traveler! I love to go someplace and pack everything in. And how fun to set a goal to see all the ballparks. Hoping I will have even more of a reason to make this a goal when my son makes it to the bigs. :) You look adorable as always and glad you guys got so many great pictures.

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  6. Girl...you are my kind of traveler! I love to go someplace and pack everything in. And how fun to set a goal to see all the ballparks. Hoping I will have even more of a reason to make this a goal when my son makes it to the bigs. :) You look adorable as always and glad you guys got so many great pictures.

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  7. I love DC, and I love reading people's recaps of DC! We live so close (about 90 minutes away) and I feel like we often take DC for granted...there is so much to do there!

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