Friday, June 8, 2018

{Travel} Washington, DC Weekend - Day 2

We woke up on day 2 of our D.C. adventure without a set plan.  We did a little research and decided to go to Old Town Alexandria for the day.  We booked tickets for the river taxi later that morning. To catch up on day 1, click here.
 The view from our room. I loved the Lincoln mural on the side of the building.
Waiting for our über. Hub's shirt was a win from Bliss. Thank you!
 We got over to the area where the river taxi would pick us up early so we could visit the Martin Luther King Memorial.
 It's an outdoor, walk through memorial.
It's really breathtaking!
 It is set on the Potomac with beautiful views of the water.
 Next to the MLK Memorial was the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial.
 That was also an outdoor, walk through memorial with winding trails, fountains and lots of stone.
It takes visitors through his two presidencies.
Lots of quotes!
 We had another beautiful sunny day.
It was getting quite hot actually so we were ready for a cool river ride.
 Finding where the water taxi was picking us up was a little tricky, even with GPS. There was no dock.  It just pulls up to the side of the river at a particular spot.







We had a the boat to ourselves for the whole ride. It's beautiful to see the city from the water.
 We docked in Alexandria and this boat was hanging out looking pretty.
 My first impression of Old Town Alexandria was that it reminded me of the Hamptons. A pretty sea side area (without the sea).
 


 Then we started walking through the cobblestone streets and saw how charming the rest of the city is too.



We stopped for lunch at Mia's and kicked it off with some delicious sangria.  All of the food was really tasty.  We spent the rest of the day exploring Alexandria, popping into shops and walking around the town.
 That night we stayed close to the hotel.  My outfit for the evening.
 We wanted to check out Union Market and it was a short walk from the hotel. It's a huge indoor market with restaurants and shops.


There was this cool vending machine with products sold at the market (hot sauce, granola, cookie dough...)
 We had dinner at Bidwell Restaurant(look at those storm clouds behind us)




It was another fantastic meal.
 This was a chandelier made out of recycled plastic bottles.
 As we walked back to the hotel we took in some of the murals on the buildings.
This mural is by Yoko Ono and is part of the Hirshhorn exhibit Yoko Ono:Four Works for Washington and The World.  So cool!!

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11 comments:

Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

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Andrea Nine said...

So much to love and do there. The MLK memorial will be a must for me and I hope we get to go to Old Town Alexandria but not sure we will have time. They just means we will have to go back! Cute outfits and great photos!

Tamar SB said...

How fun to take the river taxi!! I love Old Town!!

Barefoot by the Sea said...

Old Town Alexandria looks amazing! The river taxi looks so fun!

Mother of 3 said...

We love taking river boat rides; it's such a fun and cooling way to see most cities. It looks like you had a wonderful second day and such beautiful weather too.

Carla from The River said...

I always like traveling with you!

Clairejustine oxox said...

Oh wow Heather, it looks great here. So much to see and do :) Thanks for sharing at Welcome To The #Weekendbloghop I wish we could travel more!

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

So nice to have seen so much in just a few days in DC. I enjoyed again looking at the photos. :)

csuhpat1 said...

So very cool. Thanks sharing this great trip with us.

Julie's Creative Lifestyle said...

Thanks for sharing your trip to DC with us at Cooking and Crafting with J & J!!!

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