Tuesday, January 15, 2013

Washington, D.C. - Part One

This past weekend, my husband and I went on a spontaneous trip to Washington, D.C. And when I say spontaneous, I mean it! The idea to "get out of town" for the weekend popped in my head around 4:00 p.m. on Friday. Thanks to a quick internet search, I booked the hotel less than 15 minutes later and we were packed up, on the road by 6:00 p.m.

We stayed in a hotel in Arlington, Virginia. To my surprise, I booked a room with a balcony. The city lights at night were breathtaking!

We didn't go to sleep until about 2:30 a.m. We were excited for what the next day would bring. My husband has never been to Washington, D.C. before and I was excited to go back! We woke up early on Saturday and ate breakfast at the rooftop restaurant in the hotel.

One of the many great things about this trip was the fact that the hotel we stayed at was about 5 minutes from everything we wanted to see.

After breakfast, we went to Arlington National Cemetary to witness the changing of the guards at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier.

We walked about 2 miles throughout the cemetery, which is home to many steep hills. Walking around the cemetery was touching. I definitely had tears in my eyes a few times throughout our walk that morning.

We spent a short time visiting the Kennedy Memorial before finding out way out of the cemetery.

Spending the early morning in Arlington Cemetery made me very grateful for all of those who have served and are still serving our Country.

Have you ever visited Arlington National Cemetery?


  1. I love the idea of just getting away for the weekend. Its something everyone should do! I've never been to DC for the National Cemetery but I'll get there one day. Thanks for sharing your pics!

  2. DC is amazing, and the fact that tax dollars keep the museums free is just another bonus.