Guys: it’s the final countdown.
In a few short weeks, my time in D.C. will come to an end. Sure, I’ll only be a 2-hour train ride away, but I won’t be in the area on a daily basis to experience the city fully. When I come back, I’ll kind of be a tourist. And that’s pretty terrifying to think about!
I have a few things on my list I want to try before shipping out of the Nation’s Capital! Here’s what I had in mind…
Do a Shoot at the Lincoln Memorial.
Surprisingly I haven’t done this (mainly because I avoid National Mall tourists like the plague), but I’m going to do my best to schedule a sunrise shoot at the Lincoln Memorial. Now on the hunt for the most dramatic piece of clothing to make that shoot look epic…
Visit the African-American History Museum.
I know. I know. I’m the worst. I have not been able to get myself down to the new museum and it’s killing me! To all the non-locals out there: it is not easy to get tickets. At least I know people here and can maybe wiggle my way in on a weekday!
Food, Food, Food.
I mean, I’ve eaten at dozens upon dozens of amazing restaurants in the city. Thank goodness! I was lucky enough to check off my #1 bucket list item, Rose’s Luxury, off back in January (and it did not disappoint!) I do have a few more on my list that I haven’t tried yet, including Tail Up Goat and Red Hen. If there’s any other spots you think I should check out, let me know!
Take a day trip to Annapolis.
I’ve never really taken the time to explore Annapolis (even though Maryland is technically my home state!) I love the water, the Chesapeake Bay and all things Old Bay/crabs, so naturally I need to get on planning a day trip to this super cute city ASAP. It’s only about 45 minutes outside of D.C., so it really isn’t that bad of a trip!
Take my last late-night monument tour.
Okay. So, I’ve already done this. But I’ve only done it once. The monuments are actually the best at night. Way less tourists, and way more beauty! Just walking up and seeing them lit up in their glory without the mass crowds during the day is just so spectacular, I can’t put it into words. You better believe I’ll be taking one last late-night stroll on the National Mall before I leave!
La Boum Brunch.
Oh man. I don’t know if I’m really going to be able to fit this in, but it’s been on my list forever. This is a party brunch, my friends. Like, don’t you dare plan on doing anything else that day type of brunch. I’ll try my absolute best to experience this and report back promptly!
Bike the Mount Vernon Trail.
I’ve walked a portion of this train (from Rosslyn to the Airport), but I really want to grab a Capital Bikeshare and experience the entire thing. It’s an 18-mile trail that starts in Arlington and ends in Alexandria, and you seriously get the best views of the Potomac and the monuments on this trail!