Saturday, August 30, 2014

Sights to See in Washington, D.C.!


 White House!

This summer we took a trip down to Virginia for a friend's wedding. We flew into Washington, D.C. a day early to see the sights and history of this tiny but powerful city.

The memorials and monuments are situated along a long strip of park known as the National Mall.



Tastes On the Fly for breakfast at Boston Logan airport! A farm-to-airport establishment with a modern design.


I got a wheat bagel with cream cheese. Wish they had cinnamon raisin! 


Cool floor art at Reagan Airport in D.C.!


Washington National Monument - so tall!

Top from Tobi, purse + shorts from Target

Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool


This is the actual spot where Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. stood to give his I Have A Dream speech.


The Lincoln Memorial was much bigger than I thought it was going to be!


Some adorable wildlife just chilling in front of the reflecting pool. 


One of the many free museums along the National Mall.


World War II Memorial


The World War II Memorial had an interesting and inspiring design. Columns were built for each state of the U.S., signifying how in World War II the country really had to rally together towards a common cause. This was entirely different from, say, the Civil War, where the country was fighting itself. 


On the ground at the WWII Memorial.


Looking up.


The Capitol Building! 

Our trip to the National Mall was motivating, humbling, and a workout all in one. It's amazing to actually stand in the places where so many important moments have happened and where decisions are made for our country. It's also great to see memorials and monuments commemorating our history's important past - so we can continue to remember, learn, and grow.

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  1. How awesome, I really want to go to DC one day!! Maybe bump into Olivia Pope... lol Love your outfit btw, you look very cute :)

    If I could visit any state... I'd probably visit North Carolina and stay in a cabin!

    Jessica
    the.pyreflies.org

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    1. Thanks so much Jessica!! I've never been to North Carolina but cabin trips are always super fun! :D

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  2. I'd love to go to DC so much history there. I really want to go to San Francisco too though
    Lauren
    livinginaboxx

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    1. So true - DC and Boston have tons of history, and SF is just amazing :)

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  3. I love your top, it's so gorgeous!
    Lovely post.
    Katie x
    www.vanillainnovember.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Thanks so much Katie! I love its fun colors :)

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  4. My boyfriend and I have that same picture in front of the White House. :-) I used to live in D.C. - really a great city. You guys look like you had a great time checking out the sites!

    I think I'd want to go somewhere on the West Coast!

    Beauty Isles | An Island Girl's Beauty and Lifestyle Blog


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    1. Nice! I would have a blast going to all the free museums if I lived in DC. The west coast is definitely amazing if you get a chance to visit :)

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