Sights and Flavors of DC Destination #1

My final flight of this traveling adventure brought me to Washington DC where my friend, Megan picked me up from the airport to head toward Capital Hill for our time together.

As we got to catch up on life, she made delicious fish tacos for dinner…

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…and we made a visit to Ted’s Bulletin for dessert – milkshakes and a key-lime, cherry filled handmade pop tart.

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Ted’s Bulletin serves adult milkshakes and plays old movies
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They make hand made pop tarts (with sprinkles!)

The next day we got up for a morning run since this was Megan’s last day to run before the Cherry Blossom 10 mile Run on Sunday. I decided to join her since it’s not every day I get to run by the Capital Building and other National monuments. Since the last time I ran was in the fall, I took it a bit easy and would occasionally stop to admire the spring flowers along the way…

US Capital Bulding
US Capital Bulding
Spring blooms at the Botanic Gardens
Spring blooms at the Botanic Gardens
Megan running ahead of my by the capital
Megan running ahead of me by the capital…

I got to run some errands with my friend and hung out at a coffee shop while she did some work.

We hung out at Ebeneezer's coffee shop to get some work done
We hung out at Ebenezers coffee shop to get some work done

Later in the evening we went to Old Town Alexandria for dinner and to meet up with a friend of hers – I enjoyed seeing this historic & charming part of town and checking out the waterfront.

Old Town Alexandria at night - busy streets and tree-lined lights framing the streets
Old Town Alexandria at night – busy streets and tree-lined lights framing the streets

The next day we went to the Eastern Market for brunch at a cute French restaurant and along the way we found this beautiful tree with these mixed color flowers… maybe it’s a rose, no idea – but it’s beautiful!

Any idea what kind of tree/flower this is?
Any idea what kind of tree/flower this is?

It was great to catch up with my friend and former housemate over some tea before I had to go to my next stop. It was a sweet time to see her life on the hill and what she has been up to lately since my last visit around 2 years ago.

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4 comments

  1. Sara, I’ve so enjoyed reading your travel posts! Was the cute French restaurant called Montmartre? If so, I love that place (and Eastern Market, in general)! The Normande crepe is delish….

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  2. From the sound of your adventures I bet we just missed each other in a number of spots while in DC last weekend. The red flower in your picture might be a camellia. I first thought it was a gardenia but they don’t come in red and don’t usually live in the north 🙂 Be safe in the rest of your travels! I am looking forward to reading more about your adventures!

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    • Awe, sad to hear we missed each other! Hope you enjoyed your time in DC too, were you there the same weekend during the race too? Thanks for joining in these adventures – I haven’t heard of that kind of flower before.

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