I always feel so invigorated after a great weekend! I had a pretty fantastic three days off and had a blast hanging out with friends.
Friday was a pretty relaxed day in Williamsburg. After cleaning and errands, I grabbed a blanket and headed to the beach for a few hours. When I got there I was one of three whole people on the beach and it was amazing out!
The high was about 84 degrees and with a nice breeze, it made me feel like I could stay out all day. My skin disagreed because after three hours out in the sun, I got burned pretty bad! Apparently I suck at putting sunscreen on…
Saturday morning I hit the road early to make it to D.C. in time for brunch. I was staying at my friend Megan’s house and we met up with another friend and sorority sister, Hannah, at Vinoteca for food and mimosas.
We ate raspberry scones, bottomless mimosas, and I ordered fresh fruit and a bagel with cream cheese and lox. Everything was delicious!
After our brunch, we headed to the movies to see Magic Mike XXL. It was…..well, it was terrible. Not only was there even less plot than the first one, but there was less dancing too. It was super disappointing, but what can you do?
After a few hours of relaxing, Megan and I rallied and got dressed to go back out.
We headed over to Hannah’s house for drinks and food with friends. We hung out with about 15 people, most of them college friends and sorority sisters, which was a lot of fun.
Around 11 PM we all walked a few blocks to a club to go dancing. It was too dark to snap any pics, but the club was three levels, including a rooftop bar. We danced for a couple hours before throwing in the towel and heading home. I was so proud of myself for staying up past 10 PM haha! Of course, my body decided I still needed to wake up at 6 AM, so sleep was a bit of a problem, but it was worth it.
Sunday morning, Megan and I grabbed coffee and croissants and headed over to the memorials in D.C. to enjoy the morning before it got too crazy with tourists.
One of the things I love about D.C. is how much green space there is. There are a million places to run by the water, relax on a grassy field, and enjoy the outdoors. We headed to the Lincoln Memorial (my favorite) before heading back.
Knowing how much of a tourist I can be in Williamsburg, I can only imagine how bad I’d be if I lived in D.C.! One great thing about D.C. is how much walking you do. I didn’t work out, but we covered over 5 miles of walking while I was there. Plus the dancing, which I’m counting as a workout considering I lived off carbs and champagne the whole weekend.
After saying goodbye to Megan I headed home to relax and catch up with Riley for the rest of the day. I’m so glad I was able to see girlfriends and get out of town for the weekend. It’s so easy to get stuck in your day-to-day bubble, but it’s important to make time for friends and I’m glad I braved the summer traffic to go up there!
What was the highlight of your weekend?
What’s the coolest tourist attraction in your hometown?