Spent the past weekend in Washington D.C. visiting friends. This was my first time here so of course we needed to do the touristy things. Day 1 we kayaked the Potomac River - this was a highlight (even though I am pretty sure I have a broken thumb - the Giant Slide at the MN State Fair wasn't so good to me this year). Spending time on the river it felt like we were apart of the Movie National Treasure - mostly because you could literally feel the history of this place all around us. From the river you have views of the Washington Monument, which was cool and we also got to get pretty close to a lot of giant yachts. There was a lot of helicopter traffic overhead (presidential security?). I highly recommend this activity for your next trip to D.C.!
We then went to see all the monuments which was amazing (didn't see them all so I will have to go back). Saw the Capitol and the White House in the distance, walked around the Washington Monument, to the WWII Memorial, down the reflecting pool to the Lincoln Memorial, to the Korean War Memorial. It's hard to describe the feeling you get while visiting these places so central to the core of the beginnings of our country.
As much fun as the sight seeing was spending time with great friends was the highlight. I can't wait to visit again!
This is my quest to find my place beneath the stars - outside the confines of my office and without the pressures of everyday life.