My dad coaches a high school baseball team and this past weekend being a coach had its perks when someone gave us free front row tickets to an Orioles game. We were right behind the home team dugout and I’ve never been so close. It was an awesome experience. The payers looked huge, everything was right in front of us, and the weather was perfect too. I’m usually a Nationals fan, but rooting for the Orioles every once in a while isn’t too bad!
The other night, a few friends and myself decided that we really wanted some crepes and what better way to enjoy a crepe then after visiting a few monuments. We went sort of late at night, which I must say is a great time to see the Lincoln memorial. It’s a whole different experience than during the day. Everything is lit up and its not as crowded as during the day, so you don’t have to deal with as many tourists. Plus, just sitting on the steps of the Lincoln and looking out at the city really makes you appreciate how great D.C. really is.
Thursday I found myself with a free morning and realized I hadn’t been to the museums in a while, so I figured I should fix this predicament. A friend and I headed to D.C. and paid a visit to the Renwick and the Hirshorn. She had never been to either, so I got to play tour guide and tell her all about what I knew of the two museums. If you ever have a free morning, I would definitely recommend making a trip to any of the museums in D.C. They are all great and you’re bound to have a great time!
With strong winds and very cold weather, my attempt at visiting the Cherry Blossoms wasn’t as successful as one would have hoped. I have a very jam packed schedule, so finding the time to go see the Cherry Blossom’s was kind of a struggle. Then, one morning I found myself free happened to be the worst.
My friends and I made the trek to DC only to find that almost all of the Cherry Blossoms had died since it has been so cold and gross lately. So, we made the best of what we had, found a few lone survivors, and paid a visit to the Jefferson Memorial before heading to Georgetown for some coffee to warm us up.
Well I can officially say I did the cliche go to Florida for college Spring Break adventure…It was Spring Break last week and three friends and myself made the long drive down to Daytona Beach. The drive was long, but the memories were worth it.
We spent most of our time on the beach, but also visited some family and made our way to Disney Springs (formally known as Downtown Disney). The only negative of the trip was that it also happened to be Bike Week the same week we were there, so the downtown area of Daytona was packed with bikers. This would have been pretty entertaining except for the fact that everything smelled like gasoline.
Only a few days were spent down there, but I got to leave with somewhat of a tan and a whole lot of new stories to remember.
I don’t know about you all but finding a wallet that fits everything can be the biggest struggle. While looking around on the internet while snowed in all of those days I found this really cute clutch that really does like it can hold it all. It’s around $65 which is a little expensive, but it may be worth it if you have a lot of stuff. They seem to be advertising it towards the traveler, which I think it would be perfect for. When traveling, especially abroad, it can be such a hassle to try and fit all of your things in one place. I don’t know if I would need so many slots for everyday life but if I end up traveling somewhere where I may need a passport among other things, I may give it a try.
Just picture walking through Italy with a cute little coral clutch in tow…sounds nice to me.
I found the clutch through a pin on Pinterest, but this is where it really comes from https://www.mochithings.com/products/19512
In case you don’t know what a lob is…it’s a long bob that usually falls around collar bone length. Every winter I try and grow my hair out and every time I just get bored of it and tired of all the time it takes. That’s when I get the itch to chop it all off. I still don’t know if I really am going to or not, but in the meantime just looking at pictures of lobs will have to do.
Here are some of my favorites that I’ve found on Pinterest…
The second day was just as fun as the first. After a long nights sleep my Dad and I were ready to explore some more. We grabbed some breakfast and headed towards Central Park, stopping for a look inside the famous Plaza. It was a little bit colder than Saturday and definitely windier so I had to skip on the floppy black hat and went to my default beanie. After the park we headed back towards Times Square stopping at some stores, doing some shopping, and grabbing some food. I do have to say that you should make sure to wear comfortable shoes when in New York. By the end of the weekend I felt like I was going to need to amputate my feet because they hurt so bad.
As promised, I wanted to share some photos from the MoMA. If anyone ever has the chance to go…take it. It is such a great museum with so much to offer. If I wasn’t so tired from being up at 4am, I would have definitely stayed longer. There are floors upon floors of fantastic art from all over. One second I was in front of a Monet and the next in front of a Rauschenberg.
One of my favorite exhibits was this long unknown hallway that I wandered into. My Dad and I weren’t exactly sure what we were to do at first because not much was explained. There was a small little remote control and two very long screens with what looked kind of like a Mario game. Nobody was around so I just took hold of the remote and started pressing buttons. That was when we were delighted to see that the little Mario man was following my commands and running down the hallway. Once I got to the end of the screen in switched over to the other side and ran back towards me. It was cool that the not so little guy (the screen was really large so he was probably actually bigger than me) was controlled by my hand-size remote. I guess I am just glad I wandered into that hallway because it was pretty cool.
While sitting in this snow storm I thought it was about time to share some pictures from my weekend in New York City. We arrived very early in the morning, after getting on a train from Union Station at 4am. Tired and a little groggy we began our adventure around the city.
We started by heading towards Rockefeller Center where the NBC building is, being that it was only a few blocks from the hotel. Then went to St. Patricks Cathedral, noting that it may have had a recent cleaning. The outside was very evenly toned and didn’t have many signs of weathering. The inside was of course as gorgeous as always. We then headed to the MoMA (I will include pictures of this in another post). Following the museum was a much needed nap and then we headed down to the Village and found some dinner, a great bookstore, and some cool places to walk by. My dad took me to White Horse Tavern in the West Village where the writer Dylan Thomas famously drank himself to death.