Seeing as how the Holidays are right around the corner I figured maybe I will take a break from the “how to” blogs that I typically do every week. I feel like the more you get to know me the more you will realize WHY I love teach Internet marketing and WHY I love what I do online. So I figured to start off I will share my trip to Washington, DC with you here today. I actually told my girlfriend I would take her to D.C. for her birthday in July. I, however, never stop working and that date came (and went) and ummm we didn’t make it to D.C. That probably wasn’t the smartest decision I have ever made, but lucky for me my girlfriend is pretty understanding when it comes to my having to work all the time.
We ended up going to D.C. in October so it was significantly cooler temperatures that we would have had in July. We stayed at one of the coolest hotels in D.C. The Willard Intercontinental which I have to say IS NOT my taste, but the history there is what makes it so cool. I think we were by far the youngest people to walk through the lobby the entire time we stayed there, but my girlfriend loves history so that’s where we stayed.
Our first day out we actually saw the White House which was really cool. I am not much of a “history” or “political” person, but it was really cool to see the White House for the first time here’s a picture I took while there..
That was pretty much as close as we got to the White House. I didn’t realize you have to get on a waiting list literally MONTHS in advance if you plan on touring any part of it (or anywhere near it for that matter) but again it was just cool to be there and see it in person. We spent the rest of the day seeing the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial and so many other things. I was literally worn out by the end of the day. You all know I sit behind a computer 99% of my life! So walking around (a freezing cold) D.C. wasn’t something I was really prepared for physically so my girlfriend of course made fun of me daily for being out of shape.
On a side note one of my New Year’s resolutions for 2012 is going to be to go back to the gym! I use to workout daily… now I live on my computer and never take an hour to exercise!
Anyway we also took some time to visit Arlington National Cemetery. I can’t really explain the feeling walking through this place I truly believe its something you have to experience to really understand how it feels. When we arrived they were actually in the middle of a ceremony for a solider who was being laid to rest that day. Again just such a humbling experience to see all these graves for what felt like miles and miles. Knowing these people all gave their lives for us so our country can be free it’s quite an amazing experience.
We also were able to see the changing of the guard at the tomb of the unknown solider. Again what an experience…. just seeing how much respect they continue to give this soldier as well as the rest of them in this place.
Our last day we visited Georgetown which I thought was really cool ! I of course managed to find something that reminded me of business so naturally I took a picture for this blog post check it out…
Yes I managed to somehow find “M” street while walking around Georgetown. I naturally gravitated to it for this picture! My girlfriend is so sick of the letter M I can’t believe she actually snapped this for me! All in all this trip was a lot of fun, but also very educational for me. Not being much of a “history” person it was really interesting to visit the Smithsonian as well as all of our national monuments. I would recommend that everyone visit this place at least once in a lifetime!
Hope you enjoyed a few shots of my short (but very much necessary) vacation to D.C.