On Saturday afternoon, I realized I had a long weekend ahead of me with no concrete plans. I tossed around a few ideas: staying at home and having a self-indulgent pampering weekend, go on a tubing trip with a few friends, host a cook out, drive to the mountains for a solo retreat. But I decided to text a friend who still lives in DC and see if I could make a spontaneous road trip up there. Ah, the beauty of having a car!
Our first text was at 3pm and at 7pm- after a vigorous game of tennis (and a shower, of course!), I hopped in the car with my “niece” (my sister’s dog). It ended up being the perfect escape that I needed- taking a break from Raleigh and a break from work.
- Relaxing road trip blasting country and top 40. Nothing clears the mind like driving with the windows down and the heat up (it was chilly!) with beautiful scenery and the occasional smell of campfires
- Lounging on Saturday night
- Early morning yoga class (which was a hilarious disaster- it was just me, my friend, and her sister. It was my friend’s first time and halfway through the class, my toe started bleeding! Poor instructor)
- Bottomless mimosa brunch at Daily Grill on Sunday. I didn’t partake, because I don’t like how unproductive I feel when I drink even one mimosa in the morning! But the buffet brunch was amazinggg.
- Pumpkin spice coffee
- Taking the pup on a walk in the Palisades by Georgetown
- Changing back into sweats to watch 2012 (eek!)
- Margs and fajitas at Los Cuates in Georgetown
- A fun night out at Dupont bars
- Driving my friend to work in downtown DC and grabbing Starbucks
- Meeting back up with her for lunch at our favorite restaurant, Nooshi.
It’s a good thing my other friend doesn’t read my blog because she’d be upset that we did all her favorite things haha.
All in all, a splendid and well-timed mini trip that left me refreshed and energized for the week.