Two posts in ONE week?! Say whhhaaaat? Today, I wanted to share a few (no really, I only took a handful) of the photos I took while in DC last weekend (Friday & Saturday). Even though technically the photo above was taken in Maryland, not DC, but let’s just ignore that.
I’m so happy to be back in the swing of consistent blogging. (Yay me!). I’m still a little behind on some Disney Cruise and other travel related posts, but I’m trying to take things one day at a time. (Or one post at a time!).
Here’s a few snapshots from my weekend in DC:
Happy Monday! I just got back from a brief trip to Washington, D.C. and while I was going through some of the photos I took (for a Bits and Pieces post) I noticed 90% of the photos were food related. Not only that, most of them were cupcake related! While I was in DC I stopped by both Georgetown Cupcake and Sprinkles Cupcakes (within an hour of each other oddly enough) so I thought it would be fun to do a little “Cupcake Showdown” post.
Warning, I am NOT a big “sweets person” (although cupcakes are probably my favorite dessert) so my opinion might be slightly different from someone who is a cupcake enthusiastic. BUT, since I have no allegiance to or preference of either cupcake shop, I think I can successfully offer a non-bias opinion.
I will rate each cupcake on the following: taste “cake”, taste “icing”, location, price, flavor versatility, “buzz”/it factor and presentation.
The cupcake shop with the most points out of 7 WINS!
“It reaffirms that all of us are America — that African-American history is not somehow separate from our larger American story, it’s not the underside of the American story, it is central to the American story.” – Barack Obama
Although I was in DC on the opening day of the National Museum of African American History and Culture, I didn’t get to visit at the time since I didn’t have tickets. Even though the National Museum of African American History and Culture is a free museum, like the other Smithsonian museums, tickets (which you can request for free online) are needed to visit. Long story short, I finally got tickets to visit (I requested the tickets in August and I got to visit in December) and I can’t even put into words how excited I was to visit!
Here are a few photos from my visit the National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC: Continue reading
Some of you may or may not know this but I graduated (in 2014) with a B.A. in Journalism and have always had a love for news, politics (which led me to graduating with a minor in Political Science) and current events! Although I’ve always loved reading and writing and a lot of my high school teachers suggested I study/major in English, I am so HAPPY I went with journalism! The skills I learned through my journalism courses definitely helped me to become a better thinker, writer, listener, speaker, problem solver and it honestly helped me realize my passions for the commutations field as a whole. During my sophomore year in college, I had a journalism course where we would start each class by looking at “Today’s Front Pages” from the Newseum’s website and have a group discussion. The more I used the recourses from the Newseum’s site, the more I fell in love with it. I mean, a museum dedicated solely to news?!! Where had this place been all my life? Oddly enough, I had visited Washington D.C. several times and never got the chance to visit the Newseum, so I made it my mission to finally visit during my trip to D.C. last August. Sadly, I thought I had lost these images (hence why I didn’t post about this five months ago. I’m always misplacing those darn memory cards) but last weekend when I was reorganizing my room, I found the missing memory card (hooray!) Continue reading
Last month during my trip to Washington D.C., I had the wonderful opportunity to visit Madame Tussauds (special thanks to the amazing folks at Madame Tussauds DC for providing me with complimentary tickets!) Whenever I visit New York City, I always say I’m going to check out Madame Tussauds but I never seem to have the time (I’m always to busy museum hopping or seeing a broadway show or two) so I made it my mission to stop by when I was in D.C. Since I’d never been to Madame Tussauds (or any wax figure museum for that matter) before, I was really excited to see what it would be like! Continue reading