Last week I got 4 days off from work for 4th of July weekend. 4 days!!! I really took advantage of the time off to see and do all the things in the city that I hadn't done yet. My first two days off basically consisted of eating donuts and visiting museums. ha! On the third day, 4th of July, I started the day by going to a Nat's game. After the game, I headed towards the National Mall to learn about Peru at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival (sidenote-I now have to add Peru to my travel bucket list) and see some fireworks on the Reflection Pool. Let me tell you, there is nothing like 4th of July in our nation's capitol and watching fireworks on the National Mall, I highly recommend that everyone experience it at least once in their life!
Day 1: S'mores donut from District Doughnut. Yum!
Exploring the Newseum, one of my favorite museums in D.C.!
Opposite sides of the Berlin Wall
Old newspaper articles from back in the day
Newspaper articles about 9/11
Day 2: Starting my day with some Astro Doughnuts
Creme brûlée doughnut for the win!
Another one of my favorite D.C. museums is the National Museum of Natural History. I'm just such a sucker for natural history museums.
Just about the coolest coffin I've ever seen. It's perfect for a world traveler!
The best and newest exhibit at the Natural History Museum! Gah I just want to visit Iceland so badly!!!
This was the shell of an 8 ft long turtle!
The Hope Diamond. I could use something like this in my life.
Stone heads from Easter Island.
Oh heyyyyy Obama....
Still looking for Obama.....
Quick selfie while trying not to look ridiculous but absolutely failing
Jazz in the Sculpture Garden
Day 3: Nats game on 4th of July because what's more American than baseball?!
The running of the Presidents!
Learning all about Peru at the Smithsonian Folklife Festival
Getting ready to watch the fireworks on the National Mall
The sky that evening was absolutely beautiful!
Happy Birthday America!
Day 4: I slept all day and recovered from all the walking with Netflix :)