Monday, March 24, 2014

Alexandria and Washington D.C.

This morning I woke up craving Mexican food. Not just any Mexican food, but Mexican food from Rosa Mexicano. Wow. I should say "Mexican" one more time. Mexican. Okay, moving on. Anyway, this morning's strange food cravings reminded me that I needed to blog about my trip to see Amanda!! I met Amanda in May last year for the first time and this was my second trip to see her! Last weekend, I traveled up in the beautiful, warm, and what I thought was finally spring weather (nope...) and as soon as I got there, we took the metro into Alexandria, which I think we would both agree as being our favorite place. Well, if you've read my blog for more than a month, you know that everything is my favorite but I really do like Alexandria. Promise.

Amanda also loves tea so I wanted her to take me to her favorite tea shops, which ended up being so fun. I learned that there are hundreds of types of tea and that you smell the tea leaves to see if you'd like it brewed. I probably should have known that but I didn't. So we sampled some tea and then took it down to the waterfront to people-watch and take pictures. Oh, and take pictures of the people we were people-watching. ;) I also managed to spill my tea on my pants. Just thought I'd let you know.

So we spent Saturday in Alexandria and then spent Sunday in D.C. Amanda lives 10 minutes from D.C. so she's no longer a "tourist" but me on the other hand.... I act like a tourist in my own town so obviously I'm a tourist in D.C. Haha. I made Amanda pose in front of the Capitol (total tourist move). I think she hates me now. Haha!! But we had so much fun going in museums and art galleries, eating good food (and dessert), and just walking until our legs practically fell off. It was a good weekend. Amanda, thanks for welcoming me to your dorm room (I almost feel like I go to Marymount) and walking a total of 10 miles with me in less than two days. I had a blast and despite having to leave early because of the snow (yes, snow..... in the spring), I'm glad I did get to visit for a little bit!!

This painting kind of blew my mind.


  1. These are great and how fun! I liked the tea shops...that was such a great idea. xx

  2. I adore that last image - bursting with emotion, serenity, and beauty. xx