Once I returned to D.C. from from my east coast "road trip", I only had two days left before flying back to California. I spent those two days doing some work, packing and crossing off a few things on my DC bucket list, such as beer tasting at Mad Fox Brewing, swimming at the Beach exhibit and walking around the National Mall one last time. For those of you who don't know, the Beach is a huge ball pit in the middle of the National Building Museum, set to imitate the beach. Kids and adults of all sizes could jump in/swim/get lost in there. I HIGHLY recommend this to anyone in the DC area. It was so fun to just jump in, roll around and act like a kid again! I concluded my last day in DC by getting some Shake Shack custard and walking around the National Mall for a final time. It was such a bittersweet day because while D.C. has and always will have a special place in my heart, I was more than ready to come home to the west coast (aka I was in need of some real Mexican food, hiking and hoppy west coast beer). I also wasn't too sad because I know that my future job will eventually bring me back to DC. So thank you D.C. for another amazing summer and I will see you again soon!
A few weeks ago I had the chance to visit Arlington Cemetery, Old Town Alexandria and the DC Zoo. That Saturday, I visited Arlington and Old Town Alexandria in Virginia. It was humbling to see the resting places of so many great people such as JFK and various Supreme Court Justices. After walking around Arlington, I headed towards Old Town Alexandria for lunch. I love Old Town, especially King Street because of all of the cute little shops and places to eat. It's a great place to see a historic colonial town if you are visiting DC and are short on time. I also paid a visit to Port City brewery, which by the way, has some delicious beer. On Sunday, I decided to visit the zoo. If you know me, you know I love zoos and will go any chance I get. The DC Zoo is one of my favorites because it is one of the few zoos in the U.S that has pandas and its free! (Yay for broke grad students like me!)
I apologize for dropping the ball on blogging yet again, but these last few weeks in DC have been nothing shy of busy. I have been completely swamped working for my internship and working for school. It's tough being a adult. Luckily, I have somehow managed to get my butt out of bed on the weekends to explore the city, despite being exhausted beyond max. So far I've been able to see the Library of Congress, the Supreme Court, the Capitol, the Monuments, Eastern Market, the Navy Yard and Georgetown. And to take a break from sightseeing and being in the blazing heat (thanks humidity!), I've also been able to visit some of the local breweries, such as Capitol City, DC Brau and Atlas.