Great Day for Great Falls

ImageThe first day of Winter gave us a high of a 70 degrees so Greg and I decided to have a picnic and explore the trails at Great Falls Park in McLean, VA. A lot of other people seemed to have had the same idea as us, but the park is so large it didn’t matter. There’s no shortage of picnic tables and grills for your enjoyment, but keep in mind that you do have to pack your trash out. After a trip back to the car to drop our picnic remnants off, we headed out along the trail to see the water. ImageGreat Falls is perfect for the day where you want to get outside and enjoy nature, but don’t want to work too hard. The trails are exactly the opposite of strenuous. Everything is clearly marked and there are tons of overlooks to see the rushing water. Some overly ambitious people were kayaking, rock climbing, and even stand up paddle boarding. We chose to have a photo shoot instead.ImageImage All in all, it was a great day for Great Falls! Now if only this beautiful weather would stay…

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Saturday in Georgetown

ImageOne Saturday Steve and I walked from his brother’s house in Clarendon all the way to Georgetown. It took longer than expected to reach our destination, but we came across an explosion of yarn bombs as we were walking through Rosslyn, VA!ImageAt least half a dozen trees were COVERED in yarn. It was so bright and cheery!ImageEven the street lights were yarn bombed! I can’t imagine how many people came together to create all of it. I mean I’ve been knitting the same pair of socks since 2010.ImageWe eventually made it to Georgetown and shopped in all of the humongous and beautiful stores! Aside from the three story Anthro, my favorite store was Paper Source. They had the prettiiieeessstttt paper goods and all sorts of cute ways to keep your life organized. There were TONS of people everywhere and I had to lol at the line wrapped around the building for Georgetown Cupcakes. Seriously people, why wait in line outside in the rain for an hour for a cupcake!?!? Smh. ImageWe rested our Kim K feet (achey and swollen like 7 mo preggers Kim Kardashian in 5 inch heels) down by the water and took some glamor shots.ImageWe had a cheeseburger snack (I’m telling you, we walked A LOT) at Good Stuff Eatery, Chef Spike from Top Chef’s awesome burger/fry/shake joint. It was delicious and just the fuel we needed to make the trek back to Clarendon. Let’s just pretend we didn’t have pasta in vodka sauce immediately when we got home…

An Evening in Alexandria

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The past couple weeks I was in Northern Virginia visiting my boyfriend, Steve, and having the bestttt time. I mean if all I’m doing at home in Lexington, SC, is job searching (hiremeplz), refreshing instagram, eating, and sleeping, I might as well do that in the same place as my most favorite person! Anywho we went to Alexandria, VA, one evening when the weather was per.fect.

ImageBefore dinner, we walked along the water and checked out all of the boats!

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We ate dinner at Chart House and were lucky enough to have a seat outside at one of the little umbrella tables you see above. At nice restaurants I almost ALWAYS order a pork chop, and I’m almost always in tears at how delicious it is. This night was no exception. The pork chop was roughly the size of my face and breaded in some herbed flakes of heaven. It was paired with delicious mashed potatoes and asparagus. I so wish that I had taken a picture of it! I still feel awkward whipping out my T3i in restaurants to snap a picture of my dinner. Aaannddd it looked so amazing I had to immediately dig right in. Somehow I managed to spare one bite for Steve to try before gaining membership in the Clean Plate Club. ImageAfter dinner we walked through the downtown area and found room for some Ben and Jerry’s Coffee Coffee Buzz Buzz Buzz. It is a very historic area so everything is reallyyyy cute aannnddd there are cobblestone streets aka don’t wear heels unless you’re a pro.

Welp, it was a wonderful summer night followed by a wonderful food coma.