United States of America · 1 Days · 12 Moments · December 2018

One night in Washington, DC, the USA 2018

29 December 2018

As we started clearing off down the highway, it was time to head home ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿ”™ This trip didn't go to plan very much but it was still nice to get out of Chesapeake for a night ๐ŸŒ™ I'm sure we'll meet again, D.C. ๐Ÿ‘‹
After crossing the Potomac River and re-entering Virginia, we took a brief look at the well-known Pentagon too ๐Ÿ” Looks a lot more miserable than I expected ๐Ÿค”
On our way out of the city, dad intentionally drove past the White House for a brief view ๐Ÿ‘€ It's surprisingly small ๐Ÿ˜ฏ Weird to think that's where the infamous Donald Trump and his currently shutdown government is headquartered ๐Ÿง๐Ÿ’ญ
For a snack and to watch the football, the LFC fanbase bar was sadly rammed so we found somewhere else called Dock FC โšฝ๏ธ๐Ÿบ The bar staff told Liam that more Tottenham and Everton fans tend to go there, surprisingly (booo๐Ÿคฌ). FT - ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ Liverpool FC 5โ€“1 Arsenal FC ๐Ÿด๓ ง๓ ข๓ ฅ๓ ฎ๓ ง๓ ฟ : Roberto Firmino (14', 16', 65' pen), Sadio Manรฉ (32'), Mohamed Salah (45'+2' pen); Ainsley Maitland-Niles (11').
I have to say, the Lincoln Memorial lived up to its reputation, even with the heavy tourist crowds, as it anchors the Mall's west end as a shrine for the nation's founding father ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโ˜๏ธ The view away from the hallowed shrine towards the Monument is epic too ๐Ÿค—
The next planned stop was the Lincoln Memorial, but on the way we ran into the World War II Memorial ๐Ÿ™
There we go ๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธ
The walk to the Washington Monument was long........ ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ๐Ÿšถโ€โ™‚๏ธ
After breakfast at the hotel and finally finding a parking spot, we visited the huge National Mall district ๐Ÿ› First glimpse we received was the historic Capitol Building, home of the US Congress ๐Ÿ‘€๐Ÿ“ธ

28 December 2018

After driving round the city for a while, we were unable to stop somewhere to eat as we brought the dog ๐Ÿ™„๐Ÿ• So we just ate in the McClellan's Sports Bar in the hotel ๐Ÿด๐Ÿบ The crab cake burger I had was satisfying enough ๐Ÿฆ€๐Ÿ”
After over 5hrs of driving, we finally arrive at our hotel the Hilton Washington ๐Ÿจ Me and Liam will have to squeeze onto one bed but it's only one night ๐ŸŒ›
Most of my travel blogs start at the airport, but not in these circumstances: dropping my mother off at Washington Dulles as she's heading home to the UK ๐Ÿ‡บ๐Ÿ‡ธโœˆ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ชโœˆ๐Ÿ‡ฌ๐Ÿ‡ง This is due to the sad passing of our Grandad Bill, may he RIP ๐Ÿ˜ž๐Ÿ’”