Happy Independence Day USA!
Decided to go to DC for the fireworks for the first time, so boyfriend and I thought we’d make a day of it.
First stop. Amsterdam Falafel for lunch!
So good!! Falafels were good, and you don’t think it’s a lot of food, but you just stack on the free toppings from their super generous and awesome toppings bar and you’re stuffed!
I’d highly recommend this place if you’re around Adams Morgan in DC.
Then, instead of metroing to the Smithsonian area, boyfriend and I decide that we could walk the 3.something miles since it was such a nice day.
But of course, a brief detour for froyo at Pinkberry.
WE MADE IT!
Caught the tail end of the parade.
Not really sure why there’s an Indian cart, but sure.
Folklife Festival on the mall!
It was awesome they provided free filtered water :D
Made some playdough moon cakes XD
Omg, she was doing paper cutting free hand, cutting tiny tiny pieces out. Those scissors must be crazy sharp. This was so insane and pro.
OH. MY. GOD. THIS HUSKY PUPPY <3 I WAS IN LOVEEE. His coat was sooo soft, and he was just ADORABLE. He was so friendlyyyy and he kept jumping on me and licking my face. I WANT THIS PUPPY!!
It seemed like he was tuning the individual tubes of this bamboo instrument!
Off to Kenya
Rock sculpting! He was making an elephant.
Smithsonian Castle! (just some like visitors info and stuff)
Visited the Louvre! Jk.
Plopped down by this tree to wait for the next 3-ish hours?
Then we moved to claim our spot on the mall.
And it begins!! :D
I loved the smileyfaces!
and the stars!!
This ended up looking like saturn XD
So, after the fireworks, the mob of people everywhere was, of course, insane. Boyfriend and I had already decided beforehand that we would avoid the crowded metro for a bit by finding a bit of late night dinner. Of course, boyfriend started craving ben’s chili bowl when we mentioned it/it came up somehow so we started our 2-ish mile trek to Ben’s Chili Bowl. (So much walking!! Ended the day with 26,000 steps XD)
And there was a crazy long line looping outside of Ben’s Chili Bowl.
After our super healthy lunch, we had some unhealthy dinner XD
So delicious and satisfying!!