Hello! I got back yesterday from DC and am planning a post to show you some of my favorite photos. I thought in the meantime I would share some “stats” from the trip, some of my bucket list D.C. items, and things I learned while traveling.
D.C. by the numbers:
- Total hours in DC: 62
- Number of Uber trips: 9
- Total $ spent on Uber: $74.61
- Number of times at Starbucks: 6
- Miles walked: 19.65
- Taxis taken: 2
- Massages had: 1
- Number of photos taken: 630
- Number of outfit changes: 8
- Number of people who stopped and asked ME for directions: 2
- Number of times I wasn’t sure exactly where I was: countless
D.C. Bucket List Items Accomplished:
- Went to the Zoo
- Worked From a Starbucks
- Took An Uber
- Took a photo of the Whitehouse
- Visit some monuments
Things I learned from my time in D.C.:
- There is nothing like southern hospitality.
- People watching is more fun in a large city.
- Walking around D.C. in the summer is HOT.
- A smile goes a long way.
- Ubers are fun.
- I could not live in D.C. I have no sense of direction and cannot parallel park.
- All zoos and musuems should be free.
- Starbucks in Knoxville is the best one ever.
- I must look either like I know something (or just look friendly) because people would stop and ask me for directions, etc.
- It is perfectly acceptable to wear sneakers and a LBD because you walk a lot as long as you have shoes in your tote.
- Advantqages of big cities are things are open late. I booked an 8:30 massage at 7:50 pm.
- Pack a lot for a summer trip. You will have to change clothes often.
- You apparently can’t catch an Uber just anywhere – you have to be in one of the pin spots.
- You need to use the crosswalks in D.C.
- Not all intersections have crosswalks.
- The time on the counter is a challenge. 30 seconds can seem really quick when you have to cross a busy road, not so much if you are doing crunches or pushups.
- Knoxville has more and better lunch places and they aren’t crammed full of people.
- You don’t need to travel to somewhere for days or weeks to have fun. Even mini vacations rock!