4/22/09

Washington DC Recap

I have a warning.
The following post is filled with lots of pictures of Luke and I.

We have no kids, so we only have pictures of ourselves.

Like I said in my previous post, I had been to DC once before and completely fell in love. It is such an amazing city, filled with such awesome history and tradition.

Wow. I just sounded like a nerd. But I truly love it!

We arrived in DC on Friday afternoon. We checked into our hotel and then headed out on a night tour of all the monuments. SO beautiful!

About to get on our bus to hit the monuments:Cute Luke in front of the Capitol:The next day we woke up and went to the beautiful Mount Vernon, George Washington's home. It was so weird for me to think that he really lived here, but its true:Reading the map trying to find our way around Mount Vernon:George's backyard:I would LOVE for this to be my backyard!That afternoon we went to a Garden show at The White House. To be honest we didn't really care about the Garden Show, we just wanted to see The White House up close and personal. However I'm pretty sure this is where the fateful pick-pocketing occurred.

We were this close to the big house!The beautiful Tulips. I think I have decided Tulips are my favorite flower. I was on the fence before, but I think I am for sure now.In the following picture I look very stiff and weird. It is because this is the exact moment I realized that the credit card I was carrying in the front pocket of my purse was gone. The kicker to the story: It was my in-laws credit card.
I have been in the Tree family for less than a year and I already lost the parental units credit card. It was horrible and it cost me many tears. They of course, were really great about it. And were not upset at all. I however was very upset and felt s-t-u-p-i-d. What kind of person loses their in-laws credit card? I wish it had been my own!
At one point I sat on a bench and cried and told Luke I was not going back to the hotel I could never look at his parents again. He of course told me I was being ridiculous and to get up off the bench. By the time we met back up with his parents they had everything taken care of!The next morning we took a subway to Arlington Cemetery where I watched The Changing of the Guards for the very first time. So neat. At Arlington Cemetery:Monday I got to meet a bloggy friend. This was my first time to meet an out of state bloggy friend. I was so excited to meet Joelle and she was so super sweet and beautiful! She works at the Capitol and she set us up with a private tour! She was so great! I definitely made a new 'real life' friend and I know we will keep in touch!And just in case you are wondering what we look like we aren't cheesin' it for the camera:

Notice how my purse is slung low over my shoulder and resting on my back? I am guessing this is how somebody reached so easily into it. I was not prepared for the big city! I'm just glad my iPhone wasn't taken. That. Would. Have. Been. Horrible.
All in all it was a great trip! If you ever have a chance to go to DC, GO! I think everybody should go at least once!

36 comments:

Jon and Steph said...

LOVED all of the pictures. Thanks for the mini tour of DC. I have never been, but would love to visit someday.

I can imagine how upset you must have been when you got pick-pocketed! JERKS. I would have cried too and probably done the same exact thing! But at least everything worked out and his parents took care of everything! Big sigh of relief!

Love the candid pics.... you guys really are precious.

Nessa said...

Oh gosh that stinks!! Glad all is resolved, the pics are cute! =)

Rachel said...

As a native Virginian, I too love DC! It is a beautiful city. And Mount Vernon is gorgeous! Glad you got the chance to visit there :)

Sorry about the credit card....that wasn't a very nice welcome from the city!! But like you said, at least it wasn't more.

LuLu Lake said...

Love the pictures! Sounds like an amazing trip! I have never been to our capital, but I am thinking I should someday soon!

Rach@In His Hands said...

Sigh. I LOVE DC and want to go back. All of your pics are great! You 2 are adorable.
Too bad about the pick-pocket. That stinks! I would've cried, too.

Mimi Elise said...

That sounds like so much fun!!! Love the pics!

MRS. CJK said...

Isn't the changing of the guard awesome? You should hear what they go through to be one of the guards!

Glad you enjoyed your visit, the pictures are great. And I meant to ask yesterday, but which H&M did you go to?

Glamorous Life of a House Wife said...

Looks like you guys had a blast! I love DC - I definitely need to go back soon.

PinkSass said...

Yall are so cute. Looks like a great trip! Love the candid pics of you guys.

THE Stephanie said...

How fun!! Looks like you guys had a great time... minus the CC incident. LOL

Candice said...

I loved getting to see all of these pics! It was fun to get my own little taste of DC since I've never been. And by the way, your outfits and hair look so cute in all of these. I really like your hair this length!

So sorry about the pick pocket incident. I can only imagine how you felt since it was your in-laws...how terrible! At least they were really good about it, and at least it wasn't a large amount of cash!

Abbi said...

what great pics!! all soo cute! looks like you guys had a great time!

Faith said...

Oh how fun! These pics are awesome. And, how exciting that you got to meet a blog friend AND tour the Capitol? Very cool!

Tara Gibson said...

love all the pics! yall look like you had a wonderful time!

Rebecca Jo said...

That is awful about the credit card! I'm sure you in-laws were very understanding!

Tulips are totally my favorite flower!!! And how cool you got the hook up with a blogging buddy & a tour!!!

The picture of you two in front of the flowering tree & flowers... thats GORGEOUS!!!

Becky said...

Those are some great pictures and I'm glad ya'll had a good time! I love the pictures of ya'll in front of the flowery tree! Beautiful! :)

Suzette said...

What an awesome trip.. I am so sorry you got pick-pocketed!! That is scary!!!

Julia said...

Looks like so much fun, I can't wait to take Hayden there!

misty said...

great pictures... you are so pretty!!!

glad ya'll had a fun trip & so cool that you got to meet a blogging friend :)

Lindsey said...

Great pics!!! Looks like a blast!

Heather said...

What a great trip!! Y'all look so cute! Sorry about the credit cars, at least your in-laws let you use theirs! :) I love tulips too, so pretty! Thanks for sharing!

Becca said...

Again, I cannot believe you got pick-pocketed . . . crazy! :-) and i loved all the pictures - looks like a fun trip!

Brown Eyed Girl said...

OK you and Luke are soooo cute!! I love all of your pics! And how scary about the pick pocket dude!! I would have freaked too....especially with it being the in-laws!

And girl, you must be psychic b/c I just polished off 3, count em', 3 Potbelly cookies!! You know, the mini ones, not the big as yo' face ones! So delicious...

Grand Pooba said...

I like all the pics of just you guys! You're both adorable together! Looks like a good time!

Taryn said...

Your feet and back may never be the same- but you sure looked cute in your black flats! (Much cuter than I will look in my tennis shoes in San Francisco!) Glad you had a good time (minus the credit card incident. That sucks.)

Jenna said...

These pics make me happy! Glad ya'll had a great trip!

MiMi said...

What great pictures of your time in DC. I agree with you --tulips are one of my absolute favorites, too.

The Changing of The Guards is such an emotional experience, isn't it? I love the picture of you and Luke there.

And how fun to meet up in real life with a bloggy friend! Bloggy friends are the best!

I am so sorry again about the pick-pocketing, but I am glad that it is all under control. (Glad they didn't get your IPhone, either!)

Looks like such a fun trip!

Alex and Jill said...

I've been to DC, but it has been a long time. We want to go back in the near future. Looks like you guys had a wonderful time (minus the pick-pocket). I can't believe that happened to you...bless your heart. Love all of the pics!

petrii said...

Pick-pocketing?... for the love of all things wild and wonderful in the world ~~ what in the blue blazes is going on in our nation's capital?? (okay ~~ getting off of soap box now, but seriously) ~~

Your pics are so cute.cute.cute!!!

I love your "natural" pics. Oh how I wish I'd have been the first out of state blog friend that you got to meet, but .... okay I'm over it =)

So did you shop? (I know that has to be, quite possibly, the dumbest question I have ever asked anyone =)

Have a Blessed and restful evening,
Dawn

Megan said...

What a fun trip! Great pictures! Loved the flowers-the tulips are so pretty!

Joelle said...

Love the pics! it was so great to meet you and luke!! can't wait to see you again!

Jess said...

Awesome pics! I absolutely love DC.

Don't feel bad about the credit card. It's not your fault... it's the person who stole it that should be sitting on a bench crying.

I once took the Monuments by Moonlight tour. It was great except for the fact that our bus driver almost drove us into the river.

d.a.r. said...

Goooorgeous pictures!!!

My name is Megan... said...

beautiful pics!!! looks like you guys were so "into it"..the sight seeing and stuff! love the last pic.

SassyEngineer said...

I'm so sorry about the whole credit card thing! That is awful :( I haven't ever been to DC, but I really want to. Your pictures made me want to even more now!

Lauren Kelly said...

I have ALWAYS wanted to go to DC. I'm with you, think everyone should go once!!!! I LOVED the pics :)