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sightseeing in DC - the highlights

Today Sabrina and I went into the city to do some sightseeing. Since she's new to the area, Georgetown Cupcake was a must. I tried the double chocolate and the vanilla hazelnut, and Sabrina tried the vanilla hazelnut and peanut butter fudge. It was a really nice start to our trip.

Then we were off to the Botanic Garden, where there were so many rare and beautiful plants and flowers. Orchids, tropical fruit, medicinal plants, cacti and succulents, and so much more! I was so happy with the photos I took, all the plant life was so vibrant and colorful!

After that, we stopped by the Capitol Building. I've been there many times, but I had never been this close before! It was so cool standing near "history in the making" but hahaha, how cheesy is that?

Then it was the looong walk to the Lincoln Memorial. Over 2 miles, to be exact. Standing in the Lincoln Memorial was actually a lot more touching than I imagined it would be. Reading the words above the massive sculpture "In this temple, as in the hearts of the people, for whom he saved the union, the memory of Abraham Lincoln is enshrined forever" and feeling the gentle marble stare from one of our country's greatest leaders, it moved me to realize that one man had done so much and was loved so dearly, even after almost 150 years after his death. I'm certainly not a history buff, but I can get emotional over some Abe Lincoln.

Then, after another 3 mile walk, we ended up back in Georgetown for dinner. Keeping to tradition, I got the Smoked Turkey sandwich and Sabrina did the same. It was a really great day, and though I'm a little sore from all the walking, I'm very glad I got to hang out in the Nation's Capital today!

Have you gone on any adventures recently?
What would you do if you had a little time in DC?

5 comments

  1. I have been to DC once but I think we were just passing by. I remember seeing the white house and how secured it was. It was night time and we were in the car so I didn't really look around much but I wish I had. Now I'm thousand of miles away and who know when I'll be able to go again :)

    P.S: Those cupcakes look so delish! And the sandwich too lol.

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  2. I wasn't able to go to any of these places last time I was in D.C. because I got sick :( I will next time x

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  3. I love seeing posts like this, it's so fun to get peeks into cities that aren't mine. Those cupcakes look so pretty, i wish i had fancy baking skills like that haha. and it must have been so neat seeing all those old buildings, the architecture is amazing!

    xo marlen
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  4. I went to DC once, it was the first week of January and SO COLD. I didn't get to visit Georgetown cupcake though but I really wanted to. The botanical gardens was one of my favorite places we went. I enjoyed looking at your photos, makes me want to go back! :D

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  5. I love when people share little snapshots of their city - especially when their city is so far away from mine! The Capitol Building and the Lincoln Memorial look incredible. And I need to find somewhere that does cupcakes like that in Glasgow!

    x

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