Weekend Recap: Playing the Tourist

Weekend Recap: Playing the Tourist

We’ve been doing a pretty great job of playing tourist this weekend. Ivan and I hadn’t had the opportunity to go exploring together yet, so it was nice to be able to spend some time together around the city.

On Saturday we walked down to the Mall. Good lord, we did a lot of walking. According to my vivosmart… almost 26,000 steps (nearly 8 miles in total). We didn’t make it too all the monuments, but we saw quite a few. Plus, we’ll be here until August, so we’ve got time. Here are some pics of what we did manage to get to:

Einstein Memorial
1 The Washington Momument2 4 86The Lincoln Memorial5The World War II Memorial7For lunch on Saturday we stopped at one of the 8,000 trucks parked at the Mall. I don’t think we made a good decision with our particular truck – the food wasn’t that great. We also stopped at a different truck for a small strawberry shake that ran me $7.40. I know things are expensive in DC, but that was highway robbery. I’m still in shock.

That night we headed over to Ben’s Chili Bowl. I’ve heard so much about this place, and I have to say it was fantastic. The chili had a nice kick to it and I cannot wait to go back. I’ll have a full review/recap of this one later this week.
1IMG_7481Yesterday we made the trip to the Holocaust Museum. I think like most people, I had a difficult time there. But, I feel like it’s one of those things you’ve got to do. You know it’s not going to be a pleasant experience, but it’s something that you must see. I’d certainly recommend going there if you’re in the area.

Workout Recaps:
Sunday: 15,292 steps
Monday: 12,388 steps
Tuesday: Running – 1.16 miles | 13,858 steps
Wednesday: 14,143 steps 
Thursday: 15,925 steps
Friday: Running – 1.33 miles | 9,196 steps
Saturday: 25,318 steps
Sunday: 9,770 steps

Books I Read:
Landry Park (Landry Park #1) by Bethany Hagen
The Taking (The Taking #1) by Kimberly Derting

We’re going to go down to the National Memorial Day Parade today, so I’m sure you’ll see some pictures of that on my instagram. How was your Memorial Day weekend?

Today I am linking up with:
Erin at Her Heartland Soul for Weekend Snapshots
Tara at Running N Reading for Weekend Update
Katie at Healthy Diva Life for Marvelous in my Mondays

  • Lots of great stuff to see here. Make sure you get to the Old Post Office Pavilion and go up the tower. Best arial view of the city that you can get!

    • thank you! I read about the old post office, but I didn’t know that you could go up into the tower. I’ll have to check it out :)

  • I guess DC is one of those cities where people just do lots of walking?! It sounds exhausting, but like lots of fun, too :)

  • Yay for exploring! I love your dress, too. So comfy for touristing. Looks like you guys picked the perfect weekend to see some of those gorgeous sites!

    • thanks Claire! I’ve been wearing all my super light dresses. I HATE the heat lol I’ve been doing all that I can to stay cool :)

  • The perfect place for Memorial Day!