Hello everyone! Today was the big day of arriving in Washington, D.C. for my journalism conference. At 7am we boarded our flight, and landed at 10am in Arlington, Virginia. Less than an hour later we were settled in our hotel, and since I had one free day to spend with my family, the Lincoln Memorial was our first destination. In order to get there we would have to take the Metro, which is the underground trolley system (for those who didn’t know). My family got their cards and we went down below into the station. Unfortunately, we didn’t know how fast the doors opened and closed, so my dad got shut in a tram before my mother, sister and I could get in! We laughed as he started rolling away, and ended up in a wild goose chase trying to find him. It was honestly so typical of our family that it was hard to get frustrated.
Baby’s first Metro pass:,)
After spending an hour below the ground, we finally emerged and walked a mile to the memorial. Movies and pictures cannot compare to how amazing these monuments look in real life. My dad and I rushed to see Lincoln, and were truly amazed by the sheer size and amount of people there. So many! Even with the people, I was still able to get a couple shots for you guys:)
“Look, it’s the guy from the penny!”
View from the from steps of the Lincoln Memorial
Of course, are you REALLY a basic tourist/blogger without modeling her outfit against the marble?
Bracelets-Alex and Ani
Shoes- Steve Madden
For dinner we ate at Lincoln’s, which had sprinkles of Abe throughout. The prices were fair, and the portions were small, allowing you to try many tasty dishes. My personal favorite was the Mac and Cheese, and the Chicken 2 Ways (pictured below). The atmosphere was lovely, and I highly recommend trying it if you are in the area.
For the end of the night, we visited the Washington Monument. The closer we went, the more scared I got of it falling over, but my sister and I stuck up our feet for a picture anyway.
That concludes Day One! Tomorrow I leave for George Mason University and begin my week-long conference. I’m pumped to meet other people who can provide me with perspective and tips on becoming a better writer. Bye for now!