I really liked Washington DC. I mean, what is there NOT to like? The place is OOZING with history.
But by the end of our road trip, I just felt this gaping hole without Shaun. These were places we said we would explore together – just like Chicago. We were looking forward to being museum nuts together. We were going to take silly pictures in front of monuments together.
And while Diana and I just kinda wandered around getting into trouble, I was really wishing that Shaun was there to experience it all with me.
I’m ruined. There is no way I could ever do solo travel. I kinda like having my husband along for the ride.
But, about getting into trouble…
Did you know if you start walking into places to look around, the weirdest things will happen?
Like, how we walked up to the Lincoln Theatre (they were closed) and asked it we could be let in to look around… and they opened the doors for us? We were allowed the entire theatre to ourselves for 5 minutes. Creepy. Cool. Awesome. Mind EXPLODE.
Or how we walked into a hotel just to see what it looked like inside and the guy at the window gave us a key to a room to check it out? While the guy was a bit old, awkward, and creepy, that doesn’t take away from the fact he handed us the keys and let us have free reign.
Or how we happened to pass the PETA office (Diana’s eye caught a elephant statue that was against circuses and she had to take a picture) and got invited in by one of the main PR ladies to talk to Diana about the Elephant Nature Park?
It was like walking into a church. I knew I wasn’t supposed to be there and started sweating and thinking that I was about to burst into flames at any moment.
I like meat. And venison jerky. And leather. And fur. And my wool peacoat. OH GOD THEY CAN SEE RIGHT THROUGH ME!!!!
We escaped unscathed and with a cold cup of water to help us beat the heat. HOW DARE THEY BE NICE!
And after taking a peek at the White House (OMG SO AMAZING), we ended our time in DC at a travel tweet up where I somehow ended up drinking way more than I thought I would, binging on $.15 wings with Steph from Twenty-something Travel, sending absurd pictures to Shaun, and having it end on an impromptu ladies night at a random bar with a DJ (courtesy of Megan of Guess What Megan Did This Time?) with Diana, Steph, Megan and Kelly from Flip Flop Caravan, heckling men in suits awkwardly dancing and women drunkenly falling off stools on a Tuesday night.
Keep it classy DC.
Our road trip was over. To be honest, I was ready to go home. I love Diana. She is a seriously awesome lady. And while she does make a decent bed mate that doesn’t steal covers or kick, I was ready for my life bed mate.
I can’t wait to bring Shaun here to really explore. We successfully avoided the Lincoln Memorial, the Washington Monument, or anything remotely resembling a museum. I still consider myself a DC virgin darn it.
And next time we’re coming with a nerdy museum vengeance!