NATIONAL MALL AND MEMORIAL PARKS


I hope you aren't sick of my Washington DC pictures just yet. I'm telling you, this trip was unreal! The day we decided to hit up the National Mall and Memorial Parks, D.C. surprised us with 75 degree weather. We took full advantage of the day and rented bikes through Capital Bikeshare, riding around town and making stops wherever our little hearts decided. If you are in town for only a short while and want to see all that DC has to offer, I highly recommend these bikes. National Mall and Memorial Parks is quite bigger than you would imagine. I don't think we would have been able to see it all just on foot (or at least without our feet killing us by the end of the day). For just $7.00, you can ride your bikes around to each monument, museum or central location, leave your bike at a station, walk around, and then hop back on again to your next stop. Download the free DC Bikes app and it will tell you where the nearest bike station can be found. Whoever thought of this was a genius!

Sidenote: I kept telling Eric I really wanted to see the National Mall before anything. He reluctantly agreed and once we got there he said "What is this?!" in a surprised voice. I told him it was the National Mall, where all the historical monuments and memorials were. All this time he thought that the National Mall was a shopping center. Why he thought this when he's been to DC before, I will never know. I know he's going to be mad at me for sharing this little story with you all, but it was too good not to be shared! And he calls me the ditsy one...

It was so incredible to be surrounded by so much history and beautiful pieces of artwork. We were there for only a week but every time I got off the metro and walked up the stairs to see the Washington Monument my jaw dropped. How people can walk by that every day and not die of pure happiness is beyond me! DC, I love you!

34 comments:

  1. haha i love that he thought it was an actual mall, totally something my husband would do. it looks like so much fun! & you two are so cute together :)
    -k
    www.kerryjune.com

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  2. Such beautiful photos! You have a great photographer's eye :)

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  3. wow, i mean if i didn't want to go to DC before.
    your photos are amazing and you guys are honestly the cutest!

    :)
    vanessa

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  4. I live so close to DC, probably less than 2 hours away, and yet I've never felt the urge to go visit. However, these photos have made me want to so bad! In early spring when the weather gets a little nicer I think I'll plan a trip for me and my then 4 year old to go tour everything :) Beautiful photos!

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    1. Aw, I bet DC in the Spring is absolutely beautiful! Can't wait to see your pictures when you finally go! :)
      xo

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  5. Amazing!! Makes me want to go there even more!

    National Mall....hahaha. Sounds like something I woukd do. :p

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  6. I'm dying over these pictures - all of them are so beautiful! I've always wanted to go to DC...ha now more than ever!

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  7. so pretty! i swear you always take the best photos.
    www.vivreblog.com

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  8. beautiful pics - the lighting enhances the architecture perfectly. dc is totally my spirit city.

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  9. love it! not tired at all! amazing photos TJ!

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  10. Oh my, look at that blue, blue sky! So pretty :)

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  11. Haha I totally thought it was a mall too until I kept reading and found out it wasn't! Hey, you learn something new every day, right?

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  12. looks super fun!! also, love the autumn trees !

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  13. DC looks beautiful! Oh how I'd love to travel.

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  14. i live around DC but it's so nice to see it from your perspective! so funny about the national mall ;) i've had friends who thought the same too!

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  15. gah, you're both SO adorable. LOVELY photos, i've never been there, but with my luck, it would be cold and cloudy. but those blue skies and bright sunshine look so amazing. oh what fun this must have been!

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  16. I'm glad you enjoyed your trip to DC. You captured the city so beautifully! I need to take more advantage of living here. And where did you get that sweater? It's SO cute!

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  17. Cute pictures! Love the cross body bag. Perfect for sightseeing.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  18. aw DC is so great, isn't it?? My sister lives there, and i'm always trying to think of ways to come and visit her. Everything is just so magnificent and imposing.

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  19. You two are so bloody cute! It looks like a great weekend, you have some amazing shots, I love the last one of the sunset, it's beautiful!

    Hayley-Eszti

    www.hayleyeszti.com

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  20. This looks amazing.
    Love the pictures you took. You two are very cute together.
    Glad you're having a good time.

    Xx Anne
    www.sickchicksblog.blogspot.nl

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  21. The trip sounds like you had a great time. I've not been to Washington D.C. in ages. Glad that you had great weather. Love these photos! :)
    /Madison
    Blog Memories & Anniversary!

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  22. So sweet! http://www.dressyshop.co.uk/

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  23. That last photo is so beautiful! Sounds like it was a wonderful trip. :-)

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  24. Aw I love your photos!! My brother lives down there so I've been at least a dozen or so times since moving out east as well. It's a great place to visit!! Glad you had fun (and tell your husband he's not alone, I know a LOT of people who have thought that at one point or another, ha!).

    Blonde in this City

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  25. I've never been, but it is a place I have been wanting to visit. It looks amazing!

    xx,
    Tania

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  26. Your pictures are so amazing! :) x

    www.hello-cat.blogspot.com

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