Guess what? TOMORROW IS OPENING DAY! I am so amped, I can hardly sleep. I guess that works out for you because I’m actually posting a blog. Oh, and I should probably let you know that all new blogs will appear every Sunday. Yep, no more of that “Hmmm… when’s she posting again” nonsense. So, unless I’m either 1. incredibly busy during the week or 2. dead, you can expect a post to appear every Sunday. You are welcome.
Anyway, back to the story. So, rumor has it that on March 20th, we experienced the First Day of Spring. It’s true because I got Free Rita’s Water Ice, and that only happens on the 1st Day of Spring. Well guess what? Punxsutawney Phil needs new Doppler. A few days after the first day of Spring, I looked out my window and this is what I saw:
And no, I did not get the day off of work. I put on my rain boots and marched to the Metro and got myself to work. On time, too! A little snow wasn’t going to let me down. Especially since I forgot my lunch that day and ended up having to leave the office in order to eat food. Oh, and PS, if you’re from an area that gets tons of snow on a regular basis, I don’t want to hear anything about it. If you’ve ever been in DC for even a drop of snow, the city closes down. The fact that I had to go to work was a huge surprise. We didn’t even get the 2 hour delay. I blame the kids on Spring Break. This also means that this Florida girl has yet to ever experience a snow day.
The rest of the week had no more snow and actually turned out to be somewhat nice. Granted it was cold, but it was really nice to look outside and pretend it was Spring. So nice, that on Saturday, I pretended that it WAS in fact Spring. I had my favorite person in the whole entire world come visit me and we played tourist. Well, I played partial tourist partial tour guide, but it was fun nonetheless. I know you’re all dying to know what was done that day, but I’ll only share a few of the things done that day because it was a day full of TOO MUCH FUN!
So what happens when someone is in town for only a day? You go to the mall, of course. And no, not the shopping mall. I must clarify that because when telling my roommate about my plan for the day, she asked “why would you go to the mall if he’s only here for a day?”. But before the mall, we took a lovely tour of the Capitol. Here’s some (read: two) pictures:
Okay, sorry, I didn’t take too many pictures. Instead I was busy LEARNING. Hell-o, I love knowledge! After the tour, we got to check out Hank’s on the Hill. I don’t particularly like oysters because I think they look like phlegm, but to each his own, right? Maybe after a few beers, I’ll try one one day, but don’t hold your breath. Despite not liking oysters, I say it was a huge hit.
Yep, that’s an oyster shooter.
And of course, after lunch, we did more sightseeing. It even got nice enough to not have to wear a coat! We checked out the basics: The Lincoln Memorial, WWII Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, The Reflecting Pool (which surprisingly had little to no goose poop), and of course, The Washington Monument.
All in all, it was a wonderful day. So much that I cried because it had to end. I’ve become the most emotional person lately. But hey, tomorrow is Opening Day! And surprisingly, I won’t be going to Florida at all during the month of April. And, April 20 marks the one year anniversary of living in Maryland! Time flies, huh?
P.S. Oh, and tourists are invading DC to see the Cherry Blossoms… too bad there are none.
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