Wednesday, April 14, 2010

Bloggers on the Mall

Other than staying up entirely too late on Saturday and subsequently wasting almost all of a beautiful Sunday, my weekend included a very fun hangout with a girl I'd say I've "known" for a few years now.

A blog friend!

Outside Oklahoma! as well as her husband K and two of his friends.

The moment I saw her, I was jumping in the back of their car to ride along in search of a parking spot. It's so funny to me how comfortable and easy a first meeting can be when you've gotten to know someone through a little journal on the Internet.

I love the web!

Our first destination was the National Building Museum, where OO and K were picking up their t-shirts for the Cherry Blossom 10-miler on Sunday. We browsed the racks of discount gear and grabbed a few thing's with K's military discount before driving to the Mall in search of a few remaining cherry blossoms.

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And they were few. As in maybe five trees. Sad.

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But there were beautiful tulips to admire along the way. We snapped away with our fancy cameras. I bet mine turned out better since I use a Nikon. ;)

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And K and his friend were kind enough to get a few pictures of us, as well.

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We walked all the way to the Tidal Basin and enjoyed treats from an expensive ice cream cart before parting ways before dinnertime.

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I'm excited to hang out again the next time I make my way to southern Virginia!

5 comments:

Liz said...

How fun! I love her! I was hoping that we'd be closer to her when we were visiting VA last year but she was out of town while I was there. Looks like a fun meetup. And I agree about how easy it is to talk to someone you've had a blog relationship with. I've met a couple of blog friends & both times it was like visiting with an old friend!

my life is brilliant said...

1) Someday I'll post about this too! It's been a busy week!
2) After you left, the guys were asking how I knew you. I had to 'fess up and tell them that we had technically just met for the first time in person. We totally fooled them!
3) Your tulip picture is awesome! I haven't gotten to look at mine yet, but I bet my Canon totally killed.
4) I was totally not ready for that first picture!
5) Or the second. Although the Nikon was probably to blame. ;) ;)
6) The ice cream may have been expensive, but it was a great idea. Kudos to you!
7) Next time you make your way to Southern VA? When will that be?!

pinksundrops said...

How FUN that you got to meet outside Oklahoma! Also, I love that I'm not the only one who thinks staying up way too late one night can waste the next day - glad yours was only almost!

The Girl said...

National Building Museum is one of my favorite places in DC! I think I'll get married there... if I find a boy, and if I become a millionare.

Goldilocks said...

Aww, I miss OO!! I loved hanging out with her when she lived here in Dallas. She's SO cool, so fun, so laid back, and so funny!!! And K and his buddies are super fun too!!