Saturday, July 8, 2017

Journal | 4th of July Weekend

i. nitro cold brew from Compass Coffee

ii. Jazz in the Sculpture Garden -- a weekly summer tradition in DC

iii. Saturday morning at Swing's

iv. a badly captured sunrise over the Capitol Building (in the distance) on Sunday morning

v. a walk around the monuments with (most of) my family, who came to visit for the day

vi. 4th of July spent in Georgetown, picnicking on the waterfront and indulging in cupcakes and lattes from Baked & Wired

This past weekend was a rare chance to spend time in the nation's capital without having to cram in all the sites or make the most of my time as I'm here for much longer than a weekend. And so, I spent the 3rd walking around the monuments with my family and seeing the classic DC sites, then spent the 4th in a less-crowded district during the day and at a friend's house in Alexandria during the evening. I missed the big fireworks show in the evening, but honestly, I'm glad to have skipped the crowds in exchange for some good food and conversation.

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