After we picked up our friends from the airport, we dropped everything off at the hotel and went exploring on King St. Unfortunately, after walking all the way down King St., which is about a mile, it started raining! Sound familiar? That is exactly what happened to me and my dad during our first night in DC.
So we ended up catching the trolley to Red Rocks for dinner. It was so good the first night, that we went back again :) Plus, our friends wanted to go after we told them how good it was.
When we left dinner, it had stopped raining, so we continued our walk along King St. We saw this guy, Jamey Turner, playing the glass harp- you know, the cups filled with water that make music?
I've heard that he taught Sandra Bullock how to play the glass harp for Miss Congeniality! Then we walked around the water and saw all of the beautiful lights from the city.
The Capitol is in the distance in this photo, but you can't see it too well with my camera.
Next stop, ice cream! We went to Ben & Jerry's and I found coupons in the store for buy one get one free large ice creams. The staff there thought it was funny that I found them, but didn't give us a problem about using them! Although I probably ate too much ice cream (is that possible?!), I got butterscotch and fudge brownie. So good :)
Then we went into some of the cute shops along the street. This DC Souvenir store had my name! That almost never happens.
We walked back up the street to our hotel, passing by some more cool places along the street. This is outside a restaurant and if you can see in the background, all of the trees were lit up. I love Alexandria!
We headed back for an early night because Saturday was a day full of birthday festivities and time with friends!
When traveling, do you normally go to bed early and wake up early to get more done during the day or do you do the opposite?