Long time no see, friends! I deeply apologize for the lack of blog posts lately – it’s been in part because of Lex and I’s trip to DC last week and also because midterms are kicking my butt – I’ll admit that outright. On a more positive note, I want to catch you all up on our trip to DC last week! It was FANTASTIC.
For those of you that don’t know – Lex and I went to DC for 3 full days to attend the Conservative Political Action Conference. Each year, the American Conservative Union puts on the best Conservative convention (in my opinion) through the gathering of hundreds of political groups and thousands of other politicos. We had the opportunity of meeting several political icons such as Glenn Beck, Dana Perino, Dana Loesch, Katie Pavlich, Griff Jenkins, Dinesh D’Souza, and so many more – TRULY inspiring people that I will never forget. These moments of speaking and shaking the hands of such icons still don’t seem real to me.
We also were honored to hear many others speak amidst the conference from presidential candidates to journalists and government officials fighting for freedom. Also – LEX AND I WERE ON FOX NEWS (yes, the caps are necessary). This is an enormous deal for us politicos. We were interviewed by Griff Jenkins to be on “On the Record With Greta Van Susteren”. I was also briefly featured on Showtime’s “The Circus” (they shot me mid-hair flip). This is just what I needed to gain motivation toward my hopeful future career as a political journalist.
Aside from the conference, Lex and I were blessed to be able to tour DC during our free time! I wish I could’ve brought you all with us – it was truly unforgettable. I’m going to share with you all just a few of my favorite moments in DC!
- On day 1 we toured a plethora of memorials and monuments, but one of my ultimate favorites was the Lincoln Memorial. We went on a Wednesday night, so naturally we had the entire memorial to ourselves. It reminded me of how small I truly am; I am just one person in a world full of so much history in the making. Standing in the middle of an extravagantly historical memorial made me realize that I am just one of many fighting for what those such as Abraham Lincoln left this world with. (p.s – honestly, as I sat on the steps of the Lincoln Memorial, I kind of felt like Blair Waldorf in DC).
- Before Lex and I departed (still shedding tears) we ate brunch at Founding Farmers (still drooling). This was one of the cutest restaurants I’ve EVER been in. I got a cappuccino and breakfast plate while Lex got strawberry french toast – SO GOOD. Not only was the food
delicious, but this quality time with Lex was so appreciated.
- On Saturday night, Lex and I waited an entire hour for a single cupcake at Georgetown Cupcakes (desperate I know – but it was worth it). The store was gorgeous and located at the cutest spot in Georgetown!
- Shopping with Lex was so much fun. I know this isn’t anything extravagant, but mind you we live 1,500 miles away and don’t get to do little things like this. It’s the tiny moments that I’ll cherish – taking pictures as if we were fashion models and freaking out over a cute blouse that we loved. We window shopped in Georgetown – aka the cutest place in the world, and it was delightful! You get the “city feel” without it being too busy and crammed.
- Walking along the National Mall at night was the most peaceful moment I’ve felt in a while. For some reason we were the only people out at this time. After a long, crazy day of running around at CPAC, it was nice to stop and admire the beauty of DC. We walked to the U.S. Capitol which was unbelievably breathtaking. DC is one of the most beautiful places on earth. Lex and I are determined to live here while pursuing our political journeys.
Although these are just a few things we did while in DC, I would go back in a heartbeat. 10/10 recommend visiting this beaut! Although, if you’re a Texan like me and go during the colder months, make sure to bundle up. I couldn’t feel my body for hours after walking around.
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