H54F: New York Bound

H54F: New York Bound

1. The Fourth of July in the Capitol City
Spending the fourth of July in Washington was beyond fantastic. If you ever get the chance to visit for the holiday, I’d jump on it. Even though it was rainy and gross out for the majority of the weekend, everyone was in great spirits. Plus, there was just so much to do.

2. The New BensIMG_9261The new Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street had it’s grand opening on Wednesday. Ivan got out of work a bit early on Thursday, so we headed down the street to check it out. We’ve been to the original Ben’s a few times, but it’s a bit of a hike for us on the train. So it’s just fantastic to have a new location down the street.

3. Gravelly Point Park
The other day I had a bit of time to kill over in Virginia, so I went back to Gravelly Point Park. It’s right next to Ronald Reagan airport and you can watch the planes take off and land. They go right over your head – it’s pretty entertaining. At least, I think it is. The picture below was taken without zooming in. The planes are incredibly close.


Watching the planes land at Gravelly Point. #washingtonDC #airplanes #airport #flying

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4. An Office at Union Station
I’ve been working from home all summer and as a result, I’ve been getting pretty bored. This past week I’ve taken to walking down to Union Station and working there. There are a ton of restaurants, sandwich shops and coffee shops where I can sit and do my work. They’ve got free wifi so it works perfectly. It’s such a gorgeous place and I’ve been loving using it as my office.

5. Headed to the Big Apple
At 6pm this evening we’ll be boarding a bus to the big city. We’re spending the weekend in NYC and I couldn’t possibly be more excited. It’s our first time visiting, so neither one of us can wait to get there.

Books Read This Week:

1. A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House #1) by Kathleen Baldwin
2. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
3. By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6) by Jennifer Estep
4. Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Illona Andrews
5. Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5) by Stacia Kane

Posts This Week:

1. A Capitol City Fourth
2. Oyster Books Unlimited: The good, the bad & the ugly
3. Lions, Tigers & Panda Bears Oh My: Exploring The National Zoo
4. For the Love of Crocs

Today I am linking up with:
Tif at Bright on a Budget for High Five For Friday
The Farmer’s Wife for Oh, Hey Friday!
Fitting It All In for Five Things

  • Hope you have a great time visiting my city this weekend! Can’t wait to hear about your NYC adventures!

  • I have never been to DC but I would love to go. Being there for a holiday would be amazing.

    • It was fantastic. We thought about going away for the weekend, but I just couldn’t bring myself to pass up the opportunity to spend the 4th in DC.

  • I can only imagine how fun the 4th of July in Washington is! Have fun in NYC!!

  • Have a good time in NYC! It’s such a fun city!

  • Hope you guys have fun in NYC :)
    Chelsea @ thewilliamsjourney1.blogspot.com/

  • 4th of July in DC would be fantastic! Glad it didn’t disappoint, despite the rain. We tried out a park by the airport too this past weekend. Isn’t it addicting watching plane after plane land? Such fun. We need to do that more often. Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

  • Hope you have a great time in NYC! Can’t wait to hear what you guys ended up seeing, doing and EATING!!! I read and enjoyed the Selection series by Kiera Cass.

  • Sounds like you had a great 4th of July! I have always wanted to visit DC. Thanks for linking up to H54F!

    Della@Della Devoted

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