It feels like it’s been forever!
With starting two new classes and planning this road trip, my life has been a tad bit busier than usual. I just got back from my road trip to Georgetown, DC with one of my best friends. Let’s just say, I am beyond exhausted after a fun weekend and a long drive home Sunday.
Here’s a day to day look at the places we visited and things we did.
Even though my friend and I work different work schedules we still figured out a way to drive through the night/early morning. I usually get home from work around 6 PM and she gets home around 11 PM.
When I got home from work I showered, ate dinner and went right to bed. I slept from about 7:30 PM to 12:30 AM giving me about 5 hours of sleep. Of course – my dog was barking, I received spam calls and my smoke alarm battery decided to die which caused it to beep multiple times through the night. Our plan was to be on the road around 1 AM.
At 1 AM we were on the road and hit zero traffic all the way to our destination. In about 7 hours we made it to our friend’s house in time for some breakfast. Our plan was to get some rest when we got there but when you get three girls together and it’s time to catch up – sleep can wait. You know you have some great friends when you can spend the day in your pajamas watching movies and feel completely content with just being together.
By the time Friday night came, I had to peel myself off the couch to find motivation to shower and get ready to go out for dinner. The sleep I should have caught up on earlier was starting to take a toll on me.
For dinner we went to The Hideaway for some bbq and boy was it delicious!
Appetizer: Boneless chicken wings – we got sauces to dip it in but like the menu says, these are great “naked”!
Entrée: Pulled pork sandwich with coleslaw and mac & cheese. Yum – the sandwich was huge, I was only able to eat half.
Our big plans ended with a trip to Dave & Busters to play a few games. At this point we were all to the point of being overtired and agreed to spend the rest of the evening relaxing back at the house.
Everyone we were with had already seen most of the museums and monuments in Washington, DC. We decided to find something else to do that would be new, exciting and different.
Hello, Georgetown, DC!
The shops, restaurants, bars and adorable houses kept us busy wandering around all day in Georgetown.
The Exorcist Steps:
On the train ride to Georgetown we did a little research on sites to see. That’s when we found out that the stairs from the scene in The Exorcist were located right in Georgetown! Two of use had never seen the movie before (one being myself – I HATE scary movies) so we made sure to watch the clip before we hiked up the concrete, steep steps.
Ladurée – holy macarons! As soon as you walked in it felt like you were transported from Georgetown to Paris. These are hands down the best macarons I have ever had!
Good Stuff Eatery – the burgers were delicious and the Spike’s Village Fries (thyme, rosemary and sea salt) are a must! It was quick and affordable. They also sell some can and draft beers. A few other restaurants in Georgetown had an hour or more wait during lunchtime so this was perfect. FYI – seating is very limited. You order your food at the counter and get a buzzer for when it’s ready. I highly recommend sending someone from your party upstairs to scope out a table right away.
Rí Rá – Irish pub with a bar on the main floor and a whiskey room upstairs. It felt like we were back home in Boston. They offered flights of whiskey and bourbon and also had a full bar menu.
Graham Rooftop – part of a boutique hotel, the Graham Rooftop provides marvelous views of the city – even the Washington monument. They had outdoor heaters to keep warm with the chilly temperatures. This would be the perfect summer spot but it was still an amazing experience!
The Alex – also part of the Graham Hotel, The Alex is a craft cocktail bar and speakeasy. The bar requires a special code to go down into the speakeasy located in the hotel’s basement. The bar menu is even hidden throughout an old newspaper. I tried the Bathtub Gin & Tonic which was served in an adorable, little ceramic bathtub.
We left the city and headed back to the house to play a few games and order take out. I guess the times of staying out at the bars is slowly starting to fade when you would rather be in your pajamas and eating pizza. I’m not complaining at all!
Sometimes these types of trips are made for staying up late and talking about everything under the sun. And that’s just what we did. 4:30 AM came quickly and my departure time of 10 AM was no longer a reality.
We had brunch at iHop and enjoyed the last few hours together. By 3 PM we were on the road and unfortunately hit lots of traffic through Maryland, Delaware, New Jersey and NYC. I was in bed just before midnight to try get enough rest for work on Monday.
The trip to Georgetown was inexpensive and perfect for a quick, long weekend. We didn’t have to worry about the cost of lodging because we were staying at our friend’s house and we split the gas/tolls. It was fun that we didn’t actually have a plan of things we wanted to do but rather just figured it out once we got there.
I can’t wait to make another trip down soon! If you missed it, check out my trip to Portland, Maine.