Travel Diaries || Touring My Own City With My Bestie

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South Block Juice Co. for acai bowls 

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I've been a city girl since day one. I'm a pro parallel parker, excellent at crossing streets when the light isn't in my favor, and know all the ins and outs of 8 am and 5 pm traffic patterns. I grew up 5 minutes outside of the nation's capital, Washington, D.C., and this weekend I finally got to show my best friend what it's all about. We hopped in the car at 6 am on Thursday morning, said goodbye to Lynchburg for the weekend, and scream-sang along to our favorite songs the whole 3 hours home. 

When we finally made it to my house, we dropped off our stuff off, said a HUGE hello to the pups, and then made our way to downtown Bethesda, Maryland to grab lunch with my dad. 

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It has been a while since I had the chance to be a D.C. tourist. I'm in the city pretty often, but I never make stops at the monuments or go to those unique D.C. spots to soak them all in. Micah and I spent our second day in Georgetown mainly shopping, eating, and taking photos. 

I had to take her to Georgetown Cupcake just so that she could know for herself that Baked & Wired cupcakes are ten times better. She ended up agreeing... unless she was just telling me what I wanted to hear ;) When we were figuring out what to do for lunch, she told me she wanted something that screamed "Washington D.C." so we ended up at SweetGreen for salads. We took a billion photos there too. After walking and shopping all day we went back to my house for an amazing home-cooked meal by my mom. If you're reading this, thanks, momma! 

The next day we headed downtown to the National Mall to see all the monuments. It's honestly embarrassing how rare it is that I go down to check it out. For living 10 minutes away, I'm never there. It was fun to take all the cheesy photos and to see the beautiful fall leaves. Goodness gracious I am so thankful to be so close to such an awesome place. 

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I hope you enjoyed this quick lil post full of photos of our trip! I'm so darn thankful to be able to share all of my favorite moments on the blog with y'all. See you in a few days for my FRIDAY FIVE! 

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