Washington D.C.

Richole Visits D.C. – Part 3

Richole’s visit to D.C. flew by!

Check Out Our Day 1 Adventures HERE 
Check Out Our Day 2 Adventures HERE

We spent our third and final day on the National Mall again and luckily the sun came back out.
We started by visiting visit the White House and laughed about how much of a stalker my camera lens made me since I could zoom in really close. We then headed to the Mall starting at the Washington Monument and made a big loop to see the World War II, Vietnam War, Lincoln, Korean War and MLK Jr. Memorials. Even though there was no rain in the forecast, there were some cool-looking clouds which made for some great photos. We finished the day back in Arlington by visiting the Iwo Jima Memorial and taking a longer walk back to my apartment.

Today we woke up early to get Richole off to the airport and back to Oregon before I went to work.
Some days I get still get homesick for the place I grew up and the people who have been a part of my life so long. But I really enjoyed sharing my new life with Richole and catching up on her first year as both a teacher and a wife (thanks to Dustin for letting me steal her for a few days)!!

Thanks for coming to visit me Richole, it was a great weekend!

Enjoy some of Day 3’s photos!
I’ll share more photos from the entire visit later this week on Facebook.

Washington D.C.

Richole Visits D.C. – Day 1

I officially have my first visitor to D.C.
My childhood best friend Richole is in town for a long weekend! I am so excited to show my new home and have an excuse to play tourist.
Friday we spent the whole morning at Mt. Vernon. In the afternoon we took the Metro into D.C.  ate lunch at Union Station and took a tour through the U.S. Capitol. The rest of the afternoon was spent walking the mall, where we stumbled across a Smithsonian Folklife Festival.

It was a bit humid and our legs definitely hurt from so much walking!
Richole also learned that I’m still a rookie when it comes to living here…and that my idea of a “few blocks” is not quite the same as hers.

I am also pretty excited because this is my first time using my new DSLR camera! I recently got a  Canon Rebel EOS T5i, with the help of an early birthday and Christmas present from my parents and grandparents, and I love it!

Anyway enjoy a few photos from our first day!
I will post more on Facebook later.