Girls Weekend in DC

///Girls Weekend in DC

Girls Weekend in DC

Hi Everyone!

I got back Monday from a weekend in DC visiting my lifelong best friend Sarah (who’s back from Brazil and living in DC) and Rebecca.  We didn’t really have any big plans to do much, the goal was to just hang out and have a good time catching up.  These are girls I’ve basically known my entire life and are the kind of friends who it may be impossible to see all the time, but when you do it’s like no time has passed at all.

I got in late Friday afternoon and we met Sarah’s sister Beth and some of her friends for Mexican food.  Y’all know I couldn’t resist ordering a big plate a yumminess!

It just happened to be Beth’s birthday so we also went out for drinks afterward, but Rebecca and I turned in early because we were tired from traveling.

Saturday got a slow start as we lingered over breakfast and catching up, but by lunch we made our way to Alexandria.  I had never been to this part of DC and was excited to explore.  We are all fans of french culture (especially Sarah) so when we saw this cute french cafe we could not resist!

We ordered a few things to share including a Farmer’s Market crepe, which was amazing.

This crepe had a balsamic yogurt sauce with spinach inside.  It was also tasty!

The highlight though was this very simple looking quiche!  It was perfectly cooked and the eggs were beyond fluffy.

We probably should have stopped there… but this dessert crepe was also calling our name!  Nutella and banana…. such a perfectly classic combo.

I should have had the waiter snap a picture of all of us, but here’s Rebecca and I!

After lunch we got some coffee and tea to walk around with.  It’s a fun area with all sorts of little shops.  Everything from big chain mall stores to local boutiques.

We looked around, but I didn’t find anything to buy.  Sarah did though… we updated her spring wardrobe at the Loft.

After walking and shopping we went back to Sarah’s place and got ready for a night out.  We had drinks at the famous Watergate hotel.

It had recently been redone with nods to 60’s styles and was really swanky!  The rum one in the middle is mine… no surprise there.

For dinner we ate at a mediterranean tapas place.  The grilled cheese and stuffed grape leaves were two of my favs.

Sunday morning Rebecca and I got up early to run!  We followed a path that gave us pretty views of the monuments and I four miles!  It had been WAY too  long since I’d broken my three miles at a time routine, so it felt amazing.  I think I might try it again this weekend.

After our run we met Sarah’s sister Beth and her boyfriend David… plus some of our other friends from High School for brunch in Georgetown.

After brunch it was crazy warm for February so we walked back to Sarah’s place in Arlington.  I love how walkable the city is.  So much easier than driving.

Rebecca’s bus was scheduled for late in the afternoon (she lives in Philadelphia) so once we made it back to Sarah’s apartment we decided to drive into the city to see some of the newer monuments and drop her off.  Sadly we underestimated the amount of traffic on a Sunday and there was no where to park, but Sarah was nice enough to drop Rebecca and I off so we could see the Martin Luther King, Jr. monument.  I think because the weather was nice, the entire city was out!

I really enjoyed seeing it and reading all of his inspiring quotes engraved around it.

We also saw the Franklin Roosevelt monument.  It was also filled with inspiring quotes and history.  I thought it was really interesting that his monument showed him in his chair with his dog.

I also LOVED that they had a monument for Eleanor Roosevelt!  Finally a wife getting the recognition she deserves.  I was pretty stoked to get my picture made with hers.

Sadly Rebecca had to leave after that, but it was so nice to see her!

It was just Sarah and I for dinner and she totally indulged me by going to this restaurant I found on yelp that basically only serves cheese!

We got a cheese plate, which was lovely.

We also ordered a cheese fondue, but the waitress got confused on which one we ordered so we ended up with two.

It was a little intense! lol!

So after that I was actually more than cheesed out!  It was fun, but even a little much for me and I love cheese more than anyone! haha.

Monday we hung out until time for my flight.  On paper it wasn’t the most exciting trip, but it meant the world to me to be able to see them and hang out.  I feel so lucky to have such wonderful friends in my life!

Thanks for stopping by today! Tomorrow I’m sharing my favorite Crock Pot potato soup

I’m linking up to City Trippin, Thinking Out Loud Thursday and Marvelous Monday.

Your turn!

Do you keep in touch with any childhood friends?

By | 2017-08-15T14:03:51-04:00 February 22nd, 2017|Other US Travel, Travel|32 Comments


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  3. Andrea on Vacation March 7, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

    I’ve never heard of this cheese restaurant- I’ll have to check it out next time I’m down in DC (probably next weekend for cherry blossoms!). Running around and seeing monuments is always a good time when the weather is nice!

    • JulieWunder March 9, 2017 at 8:19 am - Reply

      Oh yes! It’s lot’s of fun! Are they in bloom already?

  4. kimmythevegan February 28, 2017 at 10:01 pm - Reply

    Oh it looks like you had a great time! I had the chance to go to DC a couple of years ago and really enjoyed it.
    I’m so glad you got a chance to catch up with some friends, see sights and enjoy some fab food =)

  5. Mary Beth Jackson February 27, 2017 at 1:05 pm - Reply

    Looks like a great weekend! I good girl’s weekend visit and turn anything around 🙂

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:24 am - Reply

      So true! So blessed to have such lovely ladies in my life.

  6. Edye February 23, 2017 at 9:51 pm - Reply

    So glad you had a fun weekend, Julie! All the food looks AH-MAZING!

  7. Kristy from Southern In Law February 23, 2017 at 2:37 am - Reply

    It looks like you girls had such a fun weekend! What a lovely break!

  8. [email protected] health February 23, 2017 at 12:46 am - Reply

    I love reading your recap. Seems like you guys had a great time together. I also love hanging out with my gals in the weekend. But the time being with them flies so fast.

  9. Blane Sherer February 22, 2017 at 7:43 pm - Reply

    Glad you had a fun time with your
    friends in DC.

  10. Diane norris February 22, 2017 at 11:12 am - Reply

    So glad you got to me up with your good friends always makes for a good time !

  11. Abbie Cooley Moegelvang February 22, 2017 at 10:11 am - Reply

    Julie, I love checking in once in a while a seeing what you’re up to on your blog. This is, of course, a favorite post for me. It’s sweet enough that you and Sarah are still BFFs, but I love seeing Rebecca pop up on your blog. You girls were such lovely friends in highschool – this makes me miss that time in my life. I’m living an wonderful life with my husband and kids in Denmark, but certain things make me long fir the USA – oh Dr. Phillips High School, you were a great to us!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:20 am - Reply

      Abbie!!! Hiiii! So nice to hear from you!!! We are so lucky to still keep in touch– they are such good people. I wish you could have been there. We all would have loved to see you. So glad you are doing well in Denmark. And yes… go DP! 🙂 xoxo

  12. Emily February 22, 2017 at 10:07 am - Reply

    Running and eating and little shops sound like the most amazing little weekend trip. I LOVE browsing little shops; they have the best local gifts.

  13. Patricia @Sweet and Strong February 22, 2017 at 10:00 am - Reply

    Girls trips are so much fun! Next time you’re in DC you’ll have to let me know! I have actually been wanting to try that crepe place in Alexandria, I see brunch and shopping in my near future 😉 Glad you had such a nice weekend. My girlfriends from college and I are trying to plan a little reunion this summer, not sure if we’ll do a destination, DC by me, or Chicago where one of my other girlfriends lives.

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:17 am - Reply

      It’s so cute!! I will have to let you know next time! I’d love to get together!

  14. [email protected] February 22, 2017 at 9:56 am - Reply

    I do keep up with friends from high school and college and it is always wonderful to connect (and re-connect) even after many years have passed. So glad you had a great time with your friends in DC!

  15. You sure picked the best weather weekend to visit DC! Let me know next time you are in town would love to meet up for a run or shopping 🙂

  16. heather @Lunging Through Life February 22, 2017 at 6:59 am - Reply

    Time with friends is so important and always needed. I’m glad you were able to get up there and visit! It looks like such a fun time.

  17. Susie @ Suzlyfe February 22, 2017 at 6:38 am - Reply

    So much fun! What a lovely trip. I’m so happy you got to go to one of Happy Places, Alexandria. I adore that place. Next time, you have to go to Chart House! It is amazing. I’ve never spent any time in Georgetown–the only time I’ve been was while running through it during the marathon!
    I don’t keep in touch with many childhood friends, but there are a few. It is always nice to know that people can still be lovely, all these years later!

    • JulieWunder March 5, 2017 at 9:13 am - Reply

      I’ll have to try the Chart House next time! It’s a really cute section of town.

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