Australia Journey Journal: Melbourne

So it has been so long since I have posted about my trip to Australia I can't even tell you what days we went to Melbourne, but it wasn't as long as I would've like it. Melbourne has to be my favorite city in Australia. It actually has somewhat close to winterish temperatures, in fact I didn't pack any pants to bring and so I had to go and buy some!

January 25th: 

We landed in Melbourne from Sydney, a quick little one hour flight. We explored around the city after checking into our little apartment. We also had to find pants real quick, because silly me didn't think it would be so cold, but it was.

What went down in Washington, D.C.

So I can't stop counting my lucky stars that not only do I have friends all over, but that they also invite me to come visit them. a lot. When I was going through a rough time in March I had open doors in Nashville, Orlando and Los Angeles, and for that I can't even begin to explain how gracious I am. Plus having these people in my life makes it that much more fun, to like live and stuff.

This past weekend I found some cheap flights to Washington, D.C. and got to be reunited with one of my best, best friends from high school. I seriously love watching this girl drop herself in a new place and completely blossom, its truly amazing, she's so great. Not to mention when we were in high school and she worked at Wegmans (local grocery store and partial slice of heaven) she brought me a cookie cake that said balls on my forehead on it, yes she had to ask the person at the cake department to write that on my cake, and then she brought it into school.

Anyways down to the nitty gritty of the trip, aka the things you could also do if you visited Washington D.C:

One thing I love a lot about cities is the subway system, its so cheap! and so easy to navigate and really gets you where you need to go. I would always recommend doing a little research on weekend pass rates, and how late the subways run, depending on what you'll be doing, usually subways stop running as early as midnight and as late as 2am.

Places I stopped at on this trip:

Monuments/Things to do:
  • Smithsonian Institute (first smithsonian museum/castle)
  • Sculpture Park
  • Natural History Museum
  • Air and Space Museum
  • National Archives
  • American History Museum
  • Washington Monument
  • Abe Lincoln Memorial
  • World War II Memorial
  • Vietnam War Memorial
  • White House
  • Washington Wizards (NBA) game
  • Georgetown
  • Potomac River

Noms (Restaurants & Night life):
  • Chick Fil A (Fast food)
  • Busboys and Poets (bookstore/restaurant/performing arts)
  • Coffy Cafe (breakfast food)
  • Wok and Roll (chinatown)
  • The Good Stuff Eatery (burgers! and fries)
  • Pho (vietnamese)

I actually got in on Thursday Night after an all day flight delay, but just in time for Jess to meet me and take me to Chick-Fil-A, which is a really big southern thing and theres Waffle Fries, who can say no to those?
Also the view from the plane was incredible. I watched it for a good half an hour before we landed and was so preoccupied that right before we landed I saw the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial but only ended up with blurry photos of them, so disappointed in my photographer self.