Oct 18, 2010

Washington DC

What makes work trips awesome - when I also get to visit friends who live on the other side of the country. I've been promising my dear friend Shannon that I would come visit her ever since she moved home a few years ago (I'm a horrible friend I know), but flights can be expensive so when I found out we were having a meeting in DC I was SO excited. A free trip to see my friends!!! In addition to Shannon, I also got to hang out with my friend (and Shannon's cousin) Rachel and my good friend Leslie who is working in DC. What a great time we had.
Even though this was my third time to DC, I've never seen the sites - weird I know! So, Shannon and Rachel were kind enough to take me all over DC with their cute kiddos. We started out with some shopping and lunch at Georgetown and then we hit up the monuments. So fun and such a beautiful place!
Shannon and I enjoying lunch at Johnny Rockets.
Shannon, Rachel and me with their cute kids.
Ahhh, the history!
 Cute Shannon with Chloe (Rachel's daughter)
 Utah pride!
Jordan (Shannon's cute son) was the only one who would make the trek up the steps with me to see Lincoln. It was the last stop on our walk :)

It was also SO fun to see my friend Leslie while I was there. Shannon and I took the metro to China Town (where Leslie lives - so cool) and had dinner at a place called Ping Pong (also very cool). I wish I had taken a picture of Leslie's apartment. It was so perfect! 

I also became friends with Rachel's GREAT DANE! See how friendly we are being - he actually kind of terrified me. I'm not comfortable when animals can stand face-to-face with me. No offense Rachel - he wasn't nearly as scary when he wasn't standing up :)
THANK YOU SHANNON - for being such a fabulous host. I love you and your cute family and your cute house. I also love that no matter how long it's been, it feels like no time has passed when I see you and I can talk to you about anything and everything. You're one in a million!


Posh Petals said...

sounds like the perfect business trip. The yellow cardi with black and white shirt. Perfection darling so cute.

Linds said...

It looks like you had a great trip, and I'm glad you finally got to see the monuments. There's nothing quite like them!

Natalie said...

looks so fun! houston is almost as fun as d.c., right?? no it's not, but i'd love to see you nevertheless:) and, i agree with amber- you look beyond stylish in the zebra/yellow ensemble!

Michael said...

Great photos Sara!

Shannon said...

Sar - what a great post! You took some awesome pictures of the monuments! It was so great to have you here... finally! The trip was definitely too short. Let's hope we'll get some more quality time in in Arizona! Love you!

Dayna said...

Can I say how freaking jealous I am that you got to spend time with my sister and cousin at my hometown? NO FAIR!!! Looks like you guys had a blast. Wish I could have joined you all in the fun.

PS> You look gorgeous in every shot- so stylin'

PPS> I too am terrified of Rachel's dog (horse).