A Day Date in Georgetown | Paperbag Waist Shorts and Leather Sandals
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After a ridiculous heatwave in DC, the weather has calmed down a bit. Well, marginally so, but still. The 90 degree weather felt infinitely cooler than the 101 degree days we were seeing so, of course, Brian and I decided to have a day date in Georgetown, that lead to a scooter ride to the Lincoln Memorial. I love day dates in this city - there’s always so much to see
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Any travel guide to DC will tell you that if you’re visiting here, you should check out Georgetown and I would agree with that… but pretty much only for tourists. I’ve lived in DC since 2008 and I would say this is the neighborhood I try to avoid going to at all costs. I don’t have anything personally against Georgetown and I even love the charming look of the area! Plus, there’s so much shopping to do and you’re by the waterfront so it all looks perfect! However, as someone who isn’t too fond of crowds and has limited patience with tourists (especially on the metro during rush hour), I don’t enjoy going to places I know tourists flock to. Still, it’s a very picturesque neighborhood and Instagrammable. A LOT of DC bloggers tend to come here for their photos and for good reason. Brian and I came with the attitude of having a leisurely day and I had a much better time in Georgetown with that mentality. It’s all about mind over matter!
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I don’t know how we got so off track but Brian and I saw several scooters near the Georgetown Waterfront. We decided to ride them with no real destination in mind and we somehow ended up near the Lincoln Memorial. This is my favorite monument in DC ever so I’ll never pass up an opportunity to go to it! I love it for the architecture, the history, and, best of all, the views! You get an awesome view of the reflecting pool and the Washington Monument from there and seeing it takes my breath away every time. It really inspires me and moves me and reminds me why I’ve chosen to call DC home, even after all this time. DC is a very transitional city and many people are always moving in and moving out. I’ve stayed for over 10 years and this is the monument I think about when I think about leaving. I’m not sure why it has such an impact on me but it really does! If you’re in town and planning a monuments tour, the Lincoln Memorial is a must-see!