Jul 292016
 
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Yesterday was quite a fun day for me! Every summer my company puts together a fun activity for all of us to do together, and this year’s outing took us on a segway tour around DC!

I got to work from home in the morning, which meant I had time to make myself a real breakfast. It was super hot and humid out yesterday, so a smoothie bowl sounded perfect. In my bowl: plain Greek yogurt, frozen mixed berries, and a little milk to get it all going. I topped my bowl with some chia seeds and Kashi Go Lean Crunch for texture. Delicious!

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Before I knew it, it was time for me to head into DC for our tour! Capital Segway’s office is located right off of Farragut Square, making it convenient to get to.

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We spent the first 30 minutes watching a safety video and learning how to use the segways. Once I got the hang of things I didn’t find it too difficult, but it was a little scary at first since the segway reads your body movements and if you lean the wrong way you could wind up going forward, backwards, or in a circle. Eek!

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Once all of my coworkers felt comfortable on the segway it was time to head out. The folks from Capital Segway did a great job touring us around the city and peppering us with lots of fun historical facts along the way.

Hello, Obamas!

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Most of the history I had heard before (we learned a lot of it during our DC Duck tour a few years back) but I also learned a few new things along the way. For example did you know that DC only has two monuments? The rest are all considered memorials, and the difference is whether the monument/memorial was built to honor someone when they were still alive or when they have already died. Interesting!

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We stopped for a break at the Lincoln Memorial so we could walk around a bit and snap some pictures of the reflecting pool.

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Remember when I used to meet up with the folks from November Project and run up and down these steps in the snow?

Then:

Now:

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Much better, haha!

I also really enjoyed checking out the World War II memorial on the other side of the reflecting pool, since this is an area I don’t seem to frequent too much during my numerous runs/kickball games/and other adventures around the National Mall in DC. It’s so beautiful and a nice reminder to honor our vets as much as we can.

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We wrapped up our tour after a couple of hours and then it was time for lunch!

We walked over to Founding Farmers where I enjoyed a “shrimp Loui” cobb salad.

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It was really delicious, if a little difficult to eat.

Later in the evening, I met up with these lovely ladies for an evening of crab picking!

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Our friend Jess was in town from Amsterdam for a wedding, so Megan and I jumped at the chance to meet up with her. We are Marylanders at heart (even though none of us live there anymore) so crabs and beer are an important summer tradition for us. We spent a few hours picking out the delicious crab meat and catching up on life.

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What a perfect end to a perfect day!

Question of the day: Have you ever ridden a segway?

 Posted by on July 29, 2016
Jul 252016
 
Another Amazing Engagement Party

Well I think it’s safe to say this weekend was one of my favorites from the whole year. My mom and stepdad threw us an amazing engagement party at their house, and we just had an absolute blast. So many of our friends and family members came out to celebrate with us, and I’m so […]

 Posted by on July 25, 2016
Jul 202016
 
Town House Tour!

Hi friends! Today I’m giving you a virtual tour of our new town house! We’ve only been living in the house for a couple of weeks now so it still needs a LOT of work, but I thought it would be fun to give you a tour now so they can serve as “before” pictures to look […]

 Posted by on July 20, 2016
Jul 182016
 
Our First Home Improvement Weekend

Hello, hello! How was your weekend? This was one of the few weekends where we didn’t have plans that would take us out of town, so we were excited to get some projects started around the house! Here’s a recap. 🙂 Friday On Friday evening, Fabio suggested we go on a nice, long walk. While […]

 Posted by on July 18, 2016
Jul 152016
 
A Peek Into My Meal Planning

Hi friends! I’m off from work today due to summer Fridays, which is amaaaaazing! As some of you may remember, I work for an extra 45 minutes every day during the summer but then I get every other Friday off. Woohoo! Usually I wind up using these days off for some kind of vacation/travel plans, but […]

 Posted by on July 15, 2016
Jul 112016
 
Top Golf & A Bridal Shower

Hello! Happy Monday! Did you have a nice weekend? Fabio was away at another bachelor party this weekend (this time in Canada – man, he lives the life!) so I spent most of the weekend in Maryland with my family. It was nice to be back! Friday After work on Friday, I drove over to […]

 Posted by on July 11, 2016
Jul 082016
 
The Easiest Way to Save Money (Seriously)

Hello there! Today I’m coming at you with a bit of a different topic: saving money! As I’m sure you can imagine, our finances have taken a serious hit lately with all the new milestones in my life. When Fabio and I got engaged on Christmas and then in January started looking into buying a […]

 Posted by on July 8, 2016
Jul 072016
 
What to Expect at Urban Athletic Club

Hey friends! How’s everyone doing today? I attended another fun class at Urban Athletic Club with my buddies Anne and Kathleen yesterday, and instead of just glossing over it with some vague details I thought I would take this opportunity to tell you more about how this class is structured and why I love it […]

 Posted by on July 7, 2016