Saturday, January 12, 2013

Hello from Arlington, Virginia!

Hello from Arlington, Virginia! Are you surprised to hear that? Yeah, we are too!

I made a spontaneous decision last night to just pack up and go! I think the decision was made via text with my husband. It went somewhere along the lines of this:

Me: I just want to get out of town! Can we go out of town for the weekend?
Husband: Let's do it!
Me: Start packing!

Minutes later, I found a hotel close to Washington, DC at a reasonable rate and booked it! I decided we could figure out the rest on our long (6 hour) drive to Arlington, Virginia!

We didn't get in to the hotel until 1:30/2:00 a.m. The city was still hustling and bustling at those wee hours of the morning! I had no idea that downtown Arlington would be so impressive! We were awestruck as we stood on our 14th story balcony at 2:00 a.m. As we looked out at all the skyscrapers and down below, I kept pointing at people saying to my husband, "...there's another person, and another! People are everywhere!" I think I was having a minor case of little-girl-in-the-big-city syndrome.

The view from our balcony at 2:00 a.m.
I can't wait to see what today will bring when we cross over the bridge and spend our entire day walking around Washington, DC. I could honestly spend the entire day exploring the block we are on in the city of Arlington. The large buildings are so impressive; I am definitely from a small town. I think my eyes are going to be wide and my mouth will be dropped many times today. I'll make sure to post a picture of such, as well.

Well, I guess it's time for me to shower so we can go to the "rooftop restaurant" for breakfast. There is literally a restaurant, on the roof top, of the hotel we are staying in. Picture me with eyes wide and my mouth dropped when I found that out at 2:00 a.m. I barely slept last night just for the anticipation of seeing that view!

Have you ever just picked up and left town for the weekend?

Have you ever gone to Washington, DC? What was your favorite part of DC?


  1. Welcome to DC!! I've lived here all my life. Have a wonderful time!

  2. We spent the summer in DC. There are so many neat things to see and do. Checkout the monuments, Spy Museum, Ford Theater, Arlington national Cemetery, Smithsonian and more. Have fun!!

  3. So jealous that you are so spontaneous! I need to work on that! :) Have fun!