A Capitol 4th: Washington, DC.

Washington D.C. is a spectacular place. It is home to President Obama, Congress, and is the capital of the United States of America. I visited over the holiday weekend and stayed in the neighboring city of Old Town, Alexandria, VA with a wonderful friend from college. Old Town is a quaint little place, and one of the cutest I have ever seen. It is lined with brick sidewalks, gorgeous brownstones, and wonderful shops, and bakeries. I enjoyed walking up and down the walkways, and sightseeing around the historic buildings, and churches. In DC, we stopped by the White House, the Washington Memorial, the National Mall, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the Capitol Building, the National Archives, the US Navy Memorial, the Vietnam War Memorial, China Town, the American History Smithsonian Museum, and the Natural History Smithsonian Museum. We also spent some time in Georgetown, which was absolutely amazing. It felt as if I stepped into a time machine and traveled back a few decades. Although the stores are new and modern, the architecture is old and historic. Georgetown was also lined with brick buildings, walkways, and brownstones.

Wonderful Old Town, Alexandria, Virginia and all of its quainty goodness:ย  DSC_0623DSC_0630 DSC_0626 DSC_0619 magiejaneWhite House, Washington, DC: DSC_0697 DSC_0701 Washington Memorial, Washington DC DSC_0672 DSC_0685 DSC_0675 Abraham Lincoln Memorial, Washington DC: DSC_0725 DSC_0736 DSC_0741 DSC_0744

I got chills reading Lincoln's speech while standing in the Memorial. I am so proud to be an American.
I got chills reading Lincoln’s speech while standing in the Memorial. I am so proud to be an American.

National Mall, Washington DC: DSC_0717DSC_0753 DSC_0735

Cheers to our wonderful hosts, Darcy and Jordan!
Cheers to our wonderful hosts, Darcy and Jordan!

National Archives, where the Declaration of Independence is currently preserved, Washington DC: DSC_0662DSC_0647United States Navy Memorial, Washington DC: DSC_0659 DSC_0657Capitol Building, Washington DC: DSC_0818Vietnam War Memorial, Washington DC: DSC_0755DSC_0760DSC_0758Smithsonian American History Museum, Washington, DC: DSC_0761DSC_0763DSC_0766DSC_0772DSC_0774DSC_0784DSC_0780DSC_0779DSC_0790DSC_0791DSC_0792DSC_0796

An actual slab of the Berlin Wall, absolutely amazing.
An actual slab of the Berlin Wall, absolutely amazing.
Julia Child's preserved kitchen donated to the museum.
Julia Child’s preserved kitchen donated to the museum.

Smithsonian Natural History Museum:DSC_0798DSC_0807DSC_0808DSC_0812DSC_0814

This particular exhibition was really neat. It was all about world population. The screen was computerized and the numbers changed up and down showing the ever changing population of the world marked by births/deaths.
This particular world population exhibition was really neat. The screen was computerized and the numbers changed up and down showing the ever changing population of the world marked by births/deaths.

Ford’s Theatre, where Abraham Lincoln was assassinated, Washington, DC:DSC_0710China Town, Washington DC:

I LOVED China Town. It was such a great area of the city with tons of culture! We had lunch at a Sangria/Tapas bar, called La Tasca, and it was so good!
I LOVED China Town. It was such a great area of the city with tons of culture! We had lunch at a Sangria/Tapas bar, called La Tasca, and it was so good!

DSC_0704Georgetown, Washington DC:ย DSC_0834DSC_0832DSC_0836DSC_0835CUPCAKES: We had so many great cupcakes! My body is hating me for it, but I just kept saying a cupcake a day in DC, and I was not disappointed.ย 

Alexandria Cupcake! Probably my favorite cupcake of all. This was a vanilla rasberry cupcake with milk chocolate frosting.
Alexandria Cupcake! Probably my favorite cupcake of all. This was a vanilla rasberry cupcake with milk chocolate frosting.
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Lavender Moon Cupcakery— The cupcakes were good, but average to me personally, especially when compared with Alexandria Cupcake. We all agreed that there was too much frosting, and that it wasn’t that great in flavor. I got the Boston Cream, top left.
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Baked and Wired–SO SO SO GOOD. This place lives up to all expectations. The line was out the door and around the block! Definitely worth the wait. I really enjoyed it, and the bakery has such a cool vibe. The cupcakes here are called “cakecups” and there are so many to choose from. I got the Flap Jack which is a maple brown butter cupcake with caramel buttercream and candied bacon on top. My two friends got the Pretty Bitchin’ which was even better than the Flap Jack. It is chocolate cake with a crunchy peanut butter frosting. They also specialize in cookies, coffee, and ice cream sandwiches. I will definitely be back one day!

Thanks for following along, Love Bugs! I had a great time in DC, and I can’t wait to go back. Until next time– Christina

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