I was sitting at my friends place over Easter, and we started chatting about the fact that we’d both be on the East Coast of USA at the very same time. Me in NYC. Them in Washington D.C. ‘Why don’t you come and stay with us for a night?’ they said. And so I did….
Taking a 9.00am bus from NYC, I was surprised to find myself sitting in a wide leather seat, with wifi, for my 4.5 hour trip to Washington D.C. Luxury bus travel! For USD$22! We pulled into Union Station, D.C, around 1.30pm, and I jumped in a cab and head to Georgetown to meet the boys for lunch.
Following lunch we ambled around Georgetown, in and out of shops and enjoying the gorgeous day.
With most of the guys being there for work, they had to set off back to the hotel, and Anthony and I, the two tourists, swung by Baked and Wired for a little afternoon snack.
With a gazillion cakes, cupcakes and brownies on offer, I was able to narrow my choice down by deciding between the gluten free options.
And I settled on this Blondie. And yes I ate it all. And yes I felt like my head was about to explode from all the sugar and I probably should’ve stopped halfway through, but I lost all willpower. It was delicious.
And it meant going back to the hotel, to lay down for a nap!
We decided to go bowling in the evening, rather than sitting in a restaurant. Bowling seemed way more fun, and so we ended up at Lucky Strike.
What became pretty evident very quickly, is that we all totally sucked at bowling.
But we had so much fun, laughing at each others terrible form. All whilst eating taco’s. Welcome to America.
Next morning, Anthony and I got ready slowly, and head out to see all the major tourist spots. After walking for 30 minutes, and only then realising we’d walked in the complete opposite direction than intended, we can now give you a detailed summary of all the embassy’s that we unintentionally passed. Embassy Row people, those buildings are pretty epic! But not as epic as the White House, which we eventually found.
Unsurprisingly, getting a photo of Barack’s pad was proving a little difficult with school groups and tourists swarming the place.
We resorted to a few selfies, and I think we did a pretty good job snapping this crib!
Next stop was the Washington Monument, and more selfies!
Walking across the park, we arrived at the Lincoln Memorial, a truly impressive structure.
We ascended the stairs to go say hi to President Lincoln.
The day was perfect, with not a cloud in the sky, which gave us incredible views back over to the Washington Monument.
Our next intention was to see the famous cherry blossom trees, but after searching for sometime, and finally giving up, we jumped in a cab only to be told by the driver we’d missed the blossoms by two weeks. Thanks a lot global warming. So instead we turned our attention to the next most important pitstop. Lunch.
We got out of the cab at the W Hotel and head upstairs to their fancy restaurant for a bite to eat. Time was sadly ticking, and with this being a quick visit, the two of us needed to make tracks back to the hotel.
And Anthony was flying back to London. My sleepover in Washington D.C was brief, but totally worth it. Spending time with good friends in foreign places is always a good idea!