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Call me ignorant, but I didn’t realize that DC is only 2 hours away. For some reason, I thought it was more like 4 hours.

2 hours!! I’ve driven that much just for dinner sometimes!!  (this comment reveals way to much about me)

And hello, in DC there is the Smithsonian!

Which again you can call me ignorant, but I didn’t realize that there are over 10 Smithsonian museums. I thought there was only one.

No matter how ignorant I am, I had an amazing time in DC this past weekend hanging out with dear friends. We saw the monuments, went to one of the Smithsonian Museums (Natural History – no Ben Stiller though), went to Dupont Circle and shopped at some of the cutest places, went to Manassas,VA to visit another friend, went to Capital Hill Baptist Church and Eastern Market. Plus lots and lots of eating.

Here’s a peek into the weekend:

just to clarify - this is a picture of a picture - i'm not that good.

same with this one!

Dani and I demonstrating how big the leg bone is... bigger than the two of ours combined!

yes, very frightening. (me or the dinosaur... to be determined)

we made some high school kids feel really mature after we asked them to take this picture for us

reason #1 why i love kate

reason #2 why i love kate

no caption needed.

Kate being an awesome hostess. This was our breakfast spread - by far the healthiest meal we ate.

good times. great friend.

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A few thoughts on traveling

I’ve been blessed to be able to travel to some great places in the last 5 years. The other day I was thinking about the pros and cons of traveling domestically vs internationally. Here’s the pro’s and con’s for traveling domestically.


– Don’t have to worry about bringing the right converter or adapter for all your electronic needs.

– Don’t loose 10 years of your life with the stress from driving on the other side of the road.

– You’ve heard of most of the food before. Not too much guessing – and if you have any questions you can ask, and you’ll most likely get a response in English.

– Access to all things fairly readily.

– No miscommunication of commonly used expressions.

– No awkward hostel encounters


– Not getting to experience the sheer excitement of blowing out the circuits in your room when you realize you do in fact need a converter.

– Miss out on experiencing some of the best prayer times during stressful situations. Like this

– Having to play the game, “what animal did this come from” at every meal.

– Having to watch your friend try to explain hives to someone who doesn’t know what hives are or Benedryl. Then putting iodine all over your body cause that’s the “remedy.”

– Side stitches from laughing for hours at how your friend thought “nightly service” meant something entirely different than the maid and proceeded to dig a deep deep hole of embarrassment.

– Not being able to smile and laugh while the Swedish guy is undressing in front of you.

Either way, traveling is vital. It brings a certain life and perspective that you just can’t get in any other experience.

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