Day 22: 2013 Autumn Travels [Washington D.C., USA]
This morning I caught a bus back to Georgetown where I spent the morning shopping!
There were lots of the usual big stores, such as Abercrombie and Nike, but also some cute boutiques off the main street, including a trinket trove called ‘lou lou’ where I stocked up on accessories.
Then I went to a premium Levi’s store when I was ‘curve analysed’ and found the perfect pair of jeans by a highly enthusiastic member of staff. I may never buy jeans anywhere else ever again!
He then recommended a cupcake place called ‘baked & wired’ around the corner. It was absolute heaven. In my dreams of owning a coffee and cake shop, this is what it would be like.
The cupcakes were huge and I opted for the ‘flapjack’ which was a pancake flavoured sponge, topped with maple syrup icing and sugared bacon bits. Absolutely delicious and perfect ‘brunch’.
They also encourage you to design something on a napkin and attach it to their wall which I dutifully did.
After more shopping, I then had a lunch of Pinkberry icecream, choosing the seasonal pumpkin flavour with graham cracker bears on top.
I then visited the famous ‘Georgetown cupcakes’ for a peak but it had nothing on my previous selection so wandered onto the famous steps from The Exorcist movie. Then walked onto Georgetown University for a look around the campus. It felt very like Boston College where I studied.
After grabbing a free university bus I then headed to Arlington Cemetery. The fall colours were so striking as was the amount of brilliant white grave stones lining the fields. I visited the eternal flame by President Kennedy’s grave.
Then caught the metro (getting very excited by the amount of Pentagon staff joining me!) onto U Street to have dinner at the famous Ben’s Chilli Bowl. Not only is it long-standing DC eatery and a Man vs. Food location, but it’s also frequented by Bill Crosby and President Obama.
I opted for the traditional / original ‘half smoke’ dog which is half pork, half beef covered in chilli with a side of cheese fries. A proper fatty dinner!
To help digest my ‘healthy’ dinner I walked by to the hostel, admiring the Halloween decorations on the way and stopping at a supermarket to pick up some Dunkin’ Donuts coffee (a favourite from my Boston days) as well as some random American snacks.
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