Wednesday, August 10, 2011

I Get Around

After visiting Arlington Cemetery last week I embarked on a forty year walk. Yes, I am now sixty-one, happy birthday to me. For some reason the Lincoln Memorial looked a lot closer in my head than it was in reality. I blame my horrible sense of direction and depth for this miscalculation (this is the same reason I am a horrible driver. Seriously, I am glad to have a New Jersey license plate, people set the expectations low this way).

 I crossed a bridge and river ohhh pretty. This may or may not be me crossing into DC from Virginia. I am not Sacajawea I do not know if this is true, but, my blog, my rules....this is now a state boundary.
Okay, so they monument looks EVEN further now. What am I doing? Reality starts to set in at this point.

I spent a lot of time behind this couple on the bridge, we've seen some crazy things together. We bonded. But also, not sure if they knew I was there. Anyway, random couple, thanks for the memories.


I'm telling you....this bridge was long...I was stuck here for a while...pictures were taken to past the time.
 GREAT SUCCESS! I'm almost there.
 Just kidding I zoomed in to make myself feel a little better. Did I mention I actually passed a metro stop at the beginning of this trail of tears. What was I thinking?

 I should have thrown an elbow at this girl and stolen her bike- I'm pretty sure I could have taken her on.


 Epic statue.
SWEET POTATO I MADE IT. Victory is mine.

 
 I see you there memorial, no hiding from me.

Great spot to just hang out, meet you there in five?

Decided I might as well walk five million miles this day and take it all in so I booked it over to the Korean War Memorial. 


Memorial of the story? Being a tourist is hard and exhausting. Pheww, I'm still feeling the burn.

And here is what I'm working today

99 comments:

  1. Hi, your blog is great!
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  2. Beautiful scenery. Like your top :)
    You look cute in the last picture :D

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  3. You are hilarious! Seriously giggles over here.

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  4. haha, the random couple thing is so cute! Great photos!

    Sincerely,
    Sabrina

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  5. love your blog!!
    these photos are fab!
    im definitely following you :)
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  6. The black n white photo of the couple is excellent + and even though I was born and raised in DC I haven't done anything touristy in years + I usually like going during off-times when I can actually look without being rushed + good times.

    The soldiers are also cool + although statues kinda scare me + the exhibit is great.

    Wyetha

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  7. Wow this is beautiful! I need some scenery!
    -Ellie

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  8. i just laughed out loud. you're hysterical. (:

    my time in D.C. was spent walking, walking, and more walking. so i feel your pain. Also, it was right around this time of year two years ago - hot as fire!

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  9. I thoroughly enjoyed your commentary! :) LOL I tell you, loll

    Cut pictures too :)

    ~Tammy
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  10. Holy cow that looks like a long walk! Also, I love your outfit!

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  11. great great post and pictures, are really intereesting!!

    xx

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  12. Your pictures of the D.C. area are great. I am supposed to be visiting the area in Oct. and I really hope I do. i would love to see a blog on Georgetown! That is one place I cannot wait to see.

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  13. amazing photos. This makes me miss DC. We went last year, and I LOVED it. Arlington and walking the Mall to see the monuments was my favorite!

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  14. Thank you so much for stopping by our blog xoxo

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  15. Amazing pictures :D
    I love your outfit! The top and skirt <3

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  16. Hahaha so true about the Jersey plates. Even though I'm from here, I drove the Boy's car (which has NJ plates) for a few months around here and used it as an excuse to cut into turn lanes (even though I knew they were turn only) at the last minute to avoid lines.... bad Julie, I know.

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  17. These pictures make me want to visit DC again. I haven't been in years!

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  18. Wow! Love all your photos! You make me want to go site seeing all over the east coast!

    Xx

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  19. Beautiful! I visited DC last year, such an experience! I did love it. :-)

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  20. awesome pics and I'm loving your skirt! xo

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  21. I still haven't seen the Lincoln memorial.

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  22. Hey !
    Those pics are awesome ! My favorite is the one with the plain.
    And I really like your top and apple pie gum
    Xoxo

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  23. I do love all your pictures!! They bring me a lot of memories from my recent visit to D.C!
    And the last one is really cute... love is all around! XOXO

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  24. DC!! One of my favorite cities :) I went there in June, it's so awesome!

    :)
    xx

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  25. i love these pics!!now i want to visit DC!!
    xoxo

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  26. great blog
    enjoy your photos very much


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  27. Lovely post

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  28. Beautiful pictures! And what a cheerful blog :)
    xoxo
    Olivia

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  29. Spectacular pictures! Love the fact that the moments in life were captured into pictures. ;)

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  30. Beautiful pictures! DC is a fabulous place to sight see.

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  31. beautiful images, sweets! looks like you had a wonderful time! thanks for your sweet comment! xoxo

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  32. lovely collection of photos! rivers and bridges are soo cool to photograph!

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  33. Great pics, such a cute post :) x

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  34. for some weird reason i find it very funny that the guy's legs are skinnier than the girl's legs (of the random couple). i know it's not that unusual but it made me smile :)

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  35. Laughed way too loud at you zooming in on the Memorial :) I did seem to get farther and farther away the more you walked.

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  36. I've been to D.C. three times. Two when I was like three and six and then a few years ago. However when I was there four years ago my time was very limited so I barely got to see anything. I am dying to go back and spend more than a long weekend. Loved your photos today!

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  37. that is hilarious!

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  38. Pretty outfit!
    You're so funny. This looks like such an interesting place to visit :D

    xoxonina.com

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  39. "random couple, thanks for the memories" HAHA! Loving your blog already.

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  40. Ha Ha HA! I can't believe you walked that far. I totally think you could have elbowed the girl off of her bike! Absolutely. Next time.

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  41. great pics- i love all of the history in DC!

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  42. Love the first photo! & Nice outfit! :D

    Have a Good Day!

    David

    VirtuallyStunning.blogspot.com

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  43. Just stumbled across your bog! I followed :) Love the photography! DC is always a good time!


    Great Post
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  44. Ha! You are absolutely adorable and you crack me up!

    So glad you enjoyed Candy's fabulous guest post on my blog!

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  45. Beautiful photos! Great scenery.


    XOXO
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  46. Eek! How exciting! <3 And you are an amaaazing photographer; I'm envious of the blue skies (hurry up Winter!)

    x
    Lost in the Haze

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  47. Your way sure was long, but the view is so pretty!

    Hehe, I just adore the cute way you write. :)


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  48. Quite funny! LOL! Nice post!

    xoxo
    Stella

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  49. looks like you did quite a walk that day :) not bad :)

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  50. Thank-you for the wonderful comment my lovely,
    it looks live you've had a nice time and the colour in the photographs are wonderful too


    Lots of Love,
    Lily at Red Brick Lipstick

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  51. Love the photos, looks like such a great area to wonder round in.

    Looking at the random couple images, I love it when old people hold hands.

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  52. really nice pics! i'd like to leave right now!

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  53. Pretty pics! The places looks amazing!!

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  54. Very nice photos! I like your blog :)

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  55. Beautiful pictures! Thanks for Your following, but I can't see you amongst my followers :s ? I love Your blog, so I follow You ;*

    xo
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  56. teehee, this was so cute and funny! xx

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  57. Gday Katie!! Love the photos of DC! I went there a couple of years ago for work! I am a big fan of the USA, actually slightly obsessed with it! It's such an amazing country!

    Thanks for visiting our blog sweets!! T&K :)

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  58. Ohhh I've been in situations like that but usually I never get to my desired destination! Glad you found it in the end, and what a sweet outfit!

    The bag is on it's way to you when it develops wings and finds out how to get there, give it a bit of time mind you. :P

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  59. I love your adventure story! Well done for perservering haha :)

    Rosie x

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  60. Wow, your my hero. I'd have sat down and started to cry. Walk or any kind of physical exercise is not my strong point ;). Looks like it was worth it in the end though, the memorial looks beautiful! You got some amazing pictures!
    xoxo

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  61. wow lovely photos... such a great place to walk around by. I love your shoes too ^_^

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  62. lovely shoes!
    Haha, funny story. ;)

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  63. wow that Korean war memorial is done up quite creatively. Great to see photos of places halfway around the world!
    xx

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  66. Beautiful pictures and a very uplifting blog.
    I'm following :)

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  67. i'm quite jealous, i've always wanted to travel around washington. i heard it's unbelievably hot this time of year though!

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  68. gorgeous pics!

    Elle
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  69. Hello!!!!!
    So pretty pictures, and by the way!!!! I LOVEEEEE YOUR SMILE!!!! :))))
    xxx
    Valentina

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  70. I've been to DC but never walked around... but I know exactly how you feel because I was in NYC this weekend and I thought getting through Central Park would be a hop skip and a jump and it took about an HOUR and there were big HILLS!! I also suffer horrible senses of distance and depth. At least you (and I) got to take some cool pics along the way. i love the outfit you are wearing, looks so light and summery. warm wishes to your feet <3shelby

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  71. Beautiful pictures! Love the comments, and cute outfit. The oxfords are great. :)

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  72. lol. great post. you took some awesome shots!

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  73. haha I completely know what you mean about walking - I just walked all the way home from work because my tram never arrived, it took me 45 minutes!! I guess it's exercise though!
    Thanks for visiting my blog!
    - C x

    ceciliasheart.blogspot.com

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  74. I love all the photos<33
    I really want to visit that place haha

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  75. love the outfit. And the way you describe your aduous travels. But hey, walking is good for you.

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  76. Haha! I had to laugh out loud about the random couple thing. :P

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  77. I love the pictures of the memorials! And you had me laughing about the little girl on the bike!

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  78. i dont get the jersey license but i watch jerselicious and sometimes they talk about weird stuff hahhah.
    anyways girl, i love the river photo

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  79. Such gorgeous sights!

    {I totally have no sense of distance either :)}

    ♥ Cat brideblu

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  80. amazing, love the walking pictures and your oxfords!!!!!!!

    kisses and happy thursday,
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  81. Hahaha! Wow a forty year walk, that really IS long! I love that you found a couple to secretly bond with though, hehe.
    thanks for visiting my blog, and for your comment. I'll fowllow you too! For some reason the blogger folow button isn't working on here for me, but I'll use bloglovin' to follow you till I figure this one out too. haha. Wow aren't I a tech-savvy one?

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  82. ok never mind, it works now. ha!

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  83. i love DC... such a great place to visit!!!

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  84. great photos, especially the couple :)

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