A Beautiful Weekend to be in D.C.

Hello friends!

I had an awesome rest of the weekend here in D.C. :)



I’m so glad I came up for a visit — the weather was absolutely gorgeous and it was wonderful seeing my family and friends!

Highlights included lunch at Aladdin’s Eatery with my mom:

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A hike around Roosevelt Island with my girls Heidi and Ashley:

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Heidi’s boyfriend Jason joined us for the hike as well so we had a photoshoot ;) Here’s Heidi and Jason looking cute:


And me and Ashley, pretending we are dating, heh. Ashley was my training buddy for my recent half marathon, as well as the Army Ten Miler in the fall and the Cherry Blossom 10 Miler in the spring. :) I miss her!

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And then… we may or may not have made a pyramid. No big deal.


Heh. I heart these girls.

The awesomeness continued with an early birthday dinner and drinks last night with a big group of my girls:

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I even had birthday baklava (we went to a Lebanese place, heh)!! :)


And lastly — another bike ride along the beautiful Mount Vernon Trail today!

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What a wonderful weekend! I couldn’t have asked for a better early birthday trip :)

I’m now getting ready to make the drive back down to Chapel Hill — catch you guys later from back down south!


  1. 1

    LOVED your pics!! We were in Capitol Hill area, so I’m sad I didn’t run into you :) Mt. Vernon trail looks beautiful & so did the hike! How fun! We’ll have to go hiking more in CHill, ok? Will you be my hiking buddy ;)

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    Looks like fun! Baklava is always a good birthday dessert. Yum.

  3. 4

    beautiful weekend indeed! love the pyramid too…so cute!

  4. 5

    Wow – what gorgeous photos!

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    Your weekend looks like a blast!

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    “we may or may not have made a pyramid..” bahh hahaha.

  7. 8

    Glad you had such a great birthday weekend! Next time you are here we should play :)

  8. 9

    Very nice weekend and I so enjoy your photos

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    What a fantastic weekend! I agree… the weather here is beautiful!

  10. 11

    Awesome weekend!! I miss DC so I’m sure you do too. :)

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    So beautiful! My husband and I are headed to DC for the Jon Stewart/Stephen Colbert rallies on October 30th. I hope it’s not too cold then! Do you have restaurant or hotel recommendations in areas close to the National Mall? Actually, any recommendations in general would be awesome :)

    Glad you enjoyed your early birthday trip!

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      Me, my husband, brother, sister-in-law, sister, brother-in-law all went to the Glenn Beck Aug. 28 Rally for America rally in DC and it was awesome. First time I have been since 7th grade.

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      Fun! Those will be entertaining I bet. I don’t know about stuff near the mall or hotels since I’ve never stayed in any, but some great restaurants are Hook (nice, seafood), Sea Catch (also nice, seafood), and Java Green (vegan/vegetarian, lunch). Have an awesome visit! Make sure you hit up the Mt. Vernon Trail at some point – you can walk over to it from Memorial Bridge (the bridge behind the Lincoln Memorial!).

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    You make D.C look so pretty :) I only life 45 mins away but I don’t take the time to go over ad play!

  13. 16

    Ohhhhh, Anne, I meant to tell you, I made your Early Fall Pumpkin Quinoa for my family today and there were no left overs. I guess that means success.

  14. 17

    D.C. is so beautiful!!

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    Beautiful pics of D.C!

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    Looks like a perfect weekend. Glad you were able to do it. Safe travels back and best wishes for a great week at UNC! (And don’t forget to tell us where to vote!

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    Gorgeous pics Anne!! I’m traveling and trying to catch up on some blog reading. Looks like you had a fab weekend. :) xoxo

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    Glad you had a nice trip back to DC. It was a beautiful weekend. I also want to say I love your top. I have been looking at wearing lace but wasn’t sure how to rock it out. I may just have to steal this look. :)

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    Jen Robinson says

    I’m so glad you got to come play this weekend! a) that shirt gives me amazing cleavage b) i take awesome birthday-blowing-out-candles photos

  20. 24

    What a fun birthday celebration and trip!!

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    So stinkin cute!

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    Beautiful pictures Anne!

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    I love the Mt. Vernon Trail! It runs right behind my Aunt’s house in Alexandria, VA I’ve run on it lots of times when I’ve gone to visit her :)

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    This made me miss D.C. sooo much! I’m very jealous that you got to go back for a weekend. And nothing is better than birthday baklava :)

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