Road Trip To Washington DC
Hanging out with my son & exploring new to me places
Two weekends ago my husband and I drove to Washington DC to spend a long weekend with my son, whom I haven’t seen since last October. The plan had been to drive all the way to Arkansas to hangout with him, but a recent trip to Ohio had shown me that I’m no longer physically capable of an 8 hour road trip (much less a 20+ hour road trip) without experiencing some worsening pain & discomfort, and I already have enough of that. So, we altered our plans. Opting for the 10 hour drive to DC, which also gave us more time to spend with my son. Win win.
We spent our first day there doing some shopping for my son and exploring Old Town Alexandria, VA., which I fell in love with! I’m definitely going to be spending more time there in the future.
And then we spent the entirety of the next day in Washington DC, checking out the monuments, memorials, parks, and museums. It was a long, exhausting day, but we had a great time, and got lots of photos. Mostly on my iPhone, which are basically what you’re seeing here. It really was such a great time, and I loved spending time with my son and my husband; my two favorite people on the planet.
The next day we did some more shopping, explored some more of DC, and spent the afternoon at Mt Vernon, the home of George Washington. And just like some other things in DC such as the capitol, they were doing renovations to the Washington house. So yeah, no great photos from there, but here is what I got on my iPhone.
And then the last morning of the trip, we were set to drive home and my son was set to fly home, but we made one last stop at Arlington National Cemetery. I didn’t take many photos there, because it felt weird to do so. But I did love seeing the amphitheater by the tomb of the unknown soldier, and took several photos there.
And that pretty much concludes our time in the DC area. We will certainly go back, as we really fell in love with it.
Until next time… be loving, be kind, be better.