Tuesday, May 6, 2014

DC Vacation: Georgetown

I'm back with more about my DC vacation.  I realize it is taking me a long time to recap this mini-vacation but I took a ton of photos and life has been crazy lately especially with an unplanned trip to Michigan for my grandfather's services.

If you missed my other DC posts you can read my recaps: Newseum, Cherry Blossom Festival, White House and Arlington.

I LOVE Georgetown.  It was my first time visiting this area and I'm so glad we did.  It is so pretty and if I lived in DC I would want to live here (if I could afford it which I probably couldn't since I'm a social worker).  Love it.

I would like to live in the "mint" house please.  It was my favorite and it matched my Toms!

Everywhere you looked it was so pretty.  All the houses are so quaint!  It is such a great area to walk around and just get lost in the streets.  You will find such unique houses with character and charm.  Oh and it was incredibly hot!  We were not quite ready for the 80 degree temps since it had been such a cold spring!

Oh look a Red Sox banner!  Georgetown LOVES the Red Sox which makes it even cooler!

The brick houses reminded me of Beacon Hill in Boston (another place I would LOVE to live)!

The night before we went to Georgetown I googled (love google) "things to do in Georgetown" and I learned about Dumbarton Oaks.  I'm so glad I did because this place is a little hidden gem.

There is a house that is now a museum.  It is free to tour and there is a wide variety of art collected by Mildred and Robert Woods Bliss who bought the home in 1920.  They turned the land around their home into these beautiful gardens.  To enter the gardens it is $8 and TOTALLY worth it.  See for yourself in the photos below. . .

We were there at the best time.  Everything was in bloom.  Everywhere you looked there were flowers and trees filled with buds and flowers - from the tulips and daffodils to the forsythias, the magnolias, the cherry blossoms and more!  SO beautiful!

There there was this!  I felt like I was in a Disney movie.  It was just almost to pretty to be real.

When I laid down in the grass and looked up this is all I saw and that was just fine.  What a view.  Such a great end to my four days in DC.

I loved everything we did while I was in DC.  I feel like we saw and did a ton.  We took advantage of the beautiful weather and spent as much time as possible outside.  Future trip will be during a different time of year and I will tackle my long list of museums!

One more DC post to come. . . where we ate.  Stay tuned!

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