So my DC trip was a success! I had such a great time and couldn't have asked for a better experience. We saw just enough sites, walked plenty, ate too much and definitely partook in a few adult beverages. It was a wonderful trip and I met some really great people. I cannot wait to go back again! Now I had 3 picture takin' devices and came home with over 300 snap shots, so I made little collages for your viewing pleasure. I also decided to split this up into 2 posts because there is so much to show & tell!
We arrived Thursday night, hopped off the plane and skipped right to the 18th Amendment Bar for some karaoke. We met the first of Coleman's friends and they were so much fun! It was a wonderful welcome into the city...
The next morning we woke up bright and early to do some site seeing. We saw the Library of Congress, the Smithsonian National Air and Space Museum & got a private tour of The Capitol from Coleman Garrison, Legislative Assistant. It was really cool to be with him because he flashed his badge and we would walk right past all the signs that said private or staff only or no tours beyond this point! We really felt like we had our own famous, important person showing us the way. The bad part, we couldn't take pictures in a lot of the secret places we got to go :( I was a sad little girl when I walked on the House Floor that you see on C-SPAN and I couldn't snap that memory into a photo. Little did I know that my mind would be blown when Coleman took us below The Capitol to find an underground transit that connects all the House Office Buildings together. It was a secret passage way that only we had access to and I love a good secret passage!
That night it poured. But that did not stop our dear DC friends from showing us a good time. We stayed in, ordered pizza and taught DC a little something called Links! Once the rain cleared up we went out on the town. First stop was Cafe Japonse, which I will say is the absolute craziest place I have been. It is a karaoke sushi joint, only I felt like I was in the twilight zone. It was like we were inside a jelly fish or inside a weirdly decorated underground cave. We quickly left that joint to hit up Public Bar which we danced the rest of the night away...ya know how I love a good shimmy :)
That cute little guy at the bottom right corner is my cousin Zach who is in the Navy and lives in DC. I got to see him 2 nights in a row and I was so happy that I got that chance! Love ya Zach and thank you for all that you do for our country!
I am saving the best for last so check back tomorrow for Part 2 of my trip!