Travel : Washington D.C. 2019

Sometimes it’s time to escape the hustle and bustle of NYC, and find some bustle somewhere else.
    Weekend getaways tend to be my favorite. I can pack a small backpack with me, have a new adventure and go back to work on Monday like nothing ever happened.

A friend recently told me about Bolt bus (and yes, I may be late to the party.. even though I took one about 5 years ago to get to Boston, and completely forgot they existed) and it was time to hit the road.
I visited Washington D.C. a long time ago as a kid. I must have been around 10 years old. I still remember the bright baggy mustard pants, and the turquoise and purple windbreaker jacket I was wearing(It was the late 90’s okaaaay) Think, little Dominican girl dressed like The Fresh Prince, hahaha. My dad’s car ended up leaving us on the side of the road, and our choice was to rent something, anything to get there the rest of the way.    The closest rental car spot only had a limo left…it was the best entrance I’ve made to the white house. How can you possibly beat that?
Adulting is a little different, I hopped off the bus and roamed the streets, taking  in everything so I can remember it this time.
Getting caught in the rain, and not really caring about my hair or clothes was just an extra touch of freedom.
One of my favorite things about has got to be the endless amounts of free museums. If you find yourself visiting, I promise you,your biggest expense is going to be getting there and figuring out where you’re sleeping. And that wasn’t even too costly. I didn’t really do any bar hopping, but museum hopping was all the rage this weekend. Check  out The Smithsonians if you plan on visiting.

Strolling to a Stream

Consider this part 1. Since there’s so much to show, say and do.

We, Chris, my little brother Jeremy and I were headed on an adventure. Pia, Phil and Nicole were in the other car, so we’ll catch up with them later. We’re on our way to Hunter Mountain, a two hour drive that started at 6:30am. I shouldn’t be complaining, about the time, since the original plans were to leave an hour early. Getting up is just so difficult, when you’re all cuddled up toasty in bed.

Since Chris was driving extremely fast, he figured we were way ahead than the other car, so when were close enough, we decided to park the car and go for a quick stroll.
A little crazy that we decided to do this on the highway, at the cliff of a mountain, but we did it anyway. There was such a beautiful stream, that led to a river that I just couldn’t pass up on exploring a bit more.
Kaaterskill Falls, had markings for hikers, so it was pretty obvious we weren’t the only ones who tried to fulfill this task.

Chris noticed, someone actually climbed to the top of the waterfall and stacked rocks on top, it was pretty damn cute… especially since I was squinting most of the time, and only caught it once we were walking away.

I ended up having to raise my voice at my brother, something I hate to do since I feel like he’s old enough at 14 to know right from wrong. But we were on the side of the highway, and while Chris and I are being careful leaning away from cars, he’s being careless and walking like a free spirit. The last thing I need is him getting hurt. So I’m sorry for yelling, but I’m not really sorry. Safety comes first.

I was starting to feel the cold weather, and I was getting antsy to finally arrive at the mountain, I’m sooooo nervous, but let me let you guys go, I have some snow to meet!

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