Phew! I am back! Let’s see if I can get right down to business and finish up this engagement trip of ours. . .
I woke up in disbelief the next morning. Replaying it over and over in my head, thinking “Was it real?” ”He asked me to marry him?!
The good news. . . IT WAS REAL and IT DID HAPPEN!!!
I am pretty sure I had slept with a smile plastered on my face that night.
We decided that Arlington National Cemetery was going to be our first stop of the day. But NOT before a little side trip for my morning cup o’ joe!
It was GOOD!
We jumped on the Metro to head out to Arlington National Cemetery and were greeted with people lining the street up to the entrance of the cemetery. We were quite intrigued as to what they could possible be waiting for, so we stood on the curb along with them waiting.
Then it dawned on me. It was Veterans Day. I had been watching the news that morning and the President had been at a wreath laying ceremony to honor Veterans at Arlington. Maybe we were waiting for him?!
Then not to long after. . . .
President Obama went past us! I even got a picture of the right car that he was in! I waved as he passed and I would swear to you that he waved back. But, that IS only my opinion
We thought HOW COOL!? and we texted pictures to our families to make them jealous . . .
I said to Rob “That was so neat! The best part of the trip thus far!” (Completely joking of course). Thankfully, he loves me despite of my sarcasm and laughed along with me.
We spent a good amount of time walking around the park. That cemetery is absolutely gorgeous. I could not express to you the feelings that you have when you walk through it. You stand in awe at all of the headstones in rows for as far as you can see. I couldn’t stop taking pictures at every corner.
After much, much, much walking around and hundreds of pictures. We decided to call it a day at Arlington.
Rob had been wanting to visit The Holocaust Museum, and I being the amazing fiance that I am (ha!) obliged.
I have no pictures of the museum being as how they are very very strict with their media and photography use inside. But I can tell you it is worth every minute that you spend in there. That museum is absolutely huge. There are 4 floors of writing, news clippings, stories, artifacts, video news clips, etc. I walked off of the elevator and immediately started crying as the picture of people being burned was right before my eyes. I couldn’t soak in all of the information that was presented to me. I was on information overload after the 1st floor. However, I still could not get enough. We were engrossed in that museum for 2 hours and still only made it through a floor and a half.
They did so well with that museum and I HIGHLY recommend that you go, if you have a chance to. It really is worth every minute of your time.
After the museum we headed back to our home-away-from-home.
We had plans to relax,and then walk into Georgetown for a late dinner and taking in some of the sites.
Since we started dating Rob has taken quite a few trips up to D.C with his father and brother and always raved about Georgetown Vietnamese. He couldn’t wait to finally have the opportunity to take me there. We both have a severe love of food and if one of us deems it THAT GOOD we can’t wait to share it with one another.
When we were in the hotel, however, we found out that the restaurant had been bought out. It was still Vietnamese food but different. We decided to try it anyway and hiked over the Key Bridge and into Georgetown. We enjoyed a delicious dinner with the beginning talks of wedding plans and our dreams of the perfect day.
After dinner we had to feed our sweet tooth’s and stopped on the way back for some Ben & Jerry’s. We decided to not be total fatty’s and to “split” a milkshake instead.
Can you guess who got 3/4 of it?
After our chocolate fix, we finally called it a night. My feet thanked me.
On Monday we had plans to tour the Capitol building but decided to nix the early morning wake-up call and have a relaxing day in Georgetown instead. We sauntered through our morning and finally went out for an early lunch and a quick stop at Georgetown Cupcakes.
My one goal of this trip was to go to and try a Georgetown cupcake.
We darted in and out while the line was non-existent and ended up ordering 1/2 dozen instead of the one that we were intending to split. See, intense love of food I tell ya!
We walked down the street in search of a good place to eat and landed upon Thunder Burger. Holy YUM!
A bit excited?
I couldn’t tell you exactly what he or I ordered, but I can tell you that it was GOOD!
Mine, I believe, was a turkey burger and on the top were granny smith apple sticks. My mouth is watering now just thinking about it. We really do love food. . . and we never go hungry, ever. Food is one thing that we do not skimp on. Truly a blessing.
After our bellies were full and happy we walked around Georgetown for a while taking in the sites and picking out our dream home.
We even saw “The Exorcist Steps”. Woo hoo! Those things are STEEP! Glad that I only had to walk down them, not up!
Once we finished our tour of the city we settled on to a bench and split a cupcake that we had been longing for all day.
Ok, so we split two. . . .big deal? They are GOOD! Totally, Totally worth it!
After our cupcake indulgence we rounded up our luggage and headed home in the late afternoon. We were sad to go back to the hot and humid weather of Miami, but were also happy to be able to celebrate with friends and family when we arrived back home.
We were greeted with this from Rob’s roommates when we got back to the house. . .
Completely sweet. . . and delicious!
And that, my friends, is the story of my engagement weekend. November 10th will forever be my favorite day of 2012 and I cannot even wait for 2013 to begin.
I think he did a pretty darn good job with his proposal planning, don’t you? He says he kind of winged it and it really all came together as the day went on, but who cares? It was romantic, intimate, completely gorgeous, and completely us. I am so blessed to have a man who cares about me as much as he does.
Who would have thought that a little high school crush would turn into a life-long romance?
Goodness Gracious, I sure am blessed!