I left St. Thomas relaxed and sun-saturated and I would be lying if I said that getting off of our plane in DC wasn’t a bit shocking. We were greeted with cloudy skies and gusts of wind, which immediately made my shorts and chambray combo feel a little less appealing.
Strangely, grey, overcast skies are always comforting to me — I think it’s my Seattle roots. Sometimes I even miss those days in Los Angeles. It’s much harder to find a good excuse to spend a day binge-watching Netflix favorites under a pile of blankets when the sun is always shining.
Though we were in DC to visit family, we managed to squeeze in plenty of time for sightseeing. The city is beautiful this time of year, because the cherry blossoms are blooming. Of course I had to go take a look.
One thing that I love about DC is that everyone is always out walking from place to place. LA is so completely a car culture — nobody walks anywhere. In fact, we actually drive places just to walk! I love LA and will go on about my love for the city until the end of time, but I’ll admit that it’s nice to be out with everyone. There’s something very social about it.
My favorite find on our trip was the National Botanical Gardens, which are filled with lush, exotic, vibrant plants and flowers. I can’t say that I’m much of a green thumb, but after walking through the paths of gorgeous greenery, I was ready to raid our local nursery.
As a side note, is it possible to have an apartment with ceilings like this?! I’ll put in a maintenance request.
Different rooms had different levels of humidity, which felt strange when walking between them. It was like taking a tour of the world’s climate options.
Talk soon! Can’t wait to share some BIG news with you in the very near future. :)