FYI- I wrote this post about 2 weeks ago….yeah I’ve been a little slow on the blogging front. So just pretend you’re reading this 2 weeks ago because I’m lazy and don’t feel like changing all the tenses. haha sorry! 😛
So last weekend my awesome roommates and I had the pleasure of staying in Georgetown D.C. for the night thanks to one of their amazing moms! One girl in our group had never been to Georgetown before so her mom agreed to pay for a hotel for all of us for one night so we could have a girls weekend. Seriously, this hotel was amazing, but more on that later!
Last Friday I drove to my roommate Maya’s house and it was SO great to see her. I hadn’t seen her since the day we moved out and we were all in tears and very emotional that day so it was a much happier day this time 🙂 We then carpooled from there to head to our other roommates house that was aobut 45 minutes away. Once we got there, the 5 of us then drove into the city to meet up with the other two girls! Props to Ashley for driving in D.C. (for the first time ever I might add) because driving in that city is torture. You pretty much have to be rude, obnoxious, and evil to drive there, all of which she is not so once again, thanks Ash!! Once we finally found the hotel, we had to deal with the parking dilemma. It would be $30 plus tax and a tip to do valet (ouch) and that’s not including the overnight fee of $48! So we decided to skip that and found a parking lot that would only charge $20 for overnight. Score!
By this time it was around 2 and we were all STARVING. We met up with the other two girls in our group and headed to a place called Thunderburger for lunch. THe place was decorated really neat, it had a rock n roll vibe to it, and since we were a group of 7 we got seated at this huge dinner table in the back with a chandelier. Our waitress was nice but obviously this place had major problems. It took us about 20 minutes just to order, and some guy came to take our order instead…not our waitress. About an hour later, yes an hour, we finally got our food. I was at the point where I was so tired and hungry I was feeling lightheaded! Worse yet, one of the girls in our group had ordered an appetizer which never came. I had order the falafel burger which was only okay. The sauce overpowered it too much in my opinion but I was so hungry I ate the whole thing, minus the top bun! Once we were done, we asked to speak to the manager about the whole appetizer thing. Well the manager turned out to be the guy who took our order! He came over and said he was sorry, that he forgot to write it down. But he didn’t really sound like he cared that much nor did he apologize for the long wait or offer any discount! So overall, don’t EVER go to Thunderburger in Georgetown, horrible management and just okay food.
After our not so lovely start to our trip we were all happy to get out of there and we walked the streets of Georgetown for awhile. It was actually pretty cold so we only lasted about an hour after window shopping. We headed back to the hotel where we all crashed on the plush queen beds! We then proceeded to just hang out, talk, and catch up while eating junk food and watching Friends on the flat screen. Honestly this was my favorite part of the trip as I had missed them all so much! We had a blast just talking and eating haha
After laying around for a few hours we decided to head out to get some dinner…which was quite a challenge. You see two of the girls had went ahead and made a reservation at a seafood place a few blocks away down by the waterfront. Well when we got there we soon realized it was a little too pricey for us. Nearly every entree started at $25…yeah not happening on a college student budget! So we set out to find somewhere cheaper to eat. We all could not agree on anything, and since there was 7 of us none of the restaurants that were reasonable could seat us till like 10:30! So, we passed a Dean & Deluca, which is an upscale market. A few of us saw some appetizing things in their fresh foods section so we decided to get some things from there while the other half of our group got a pizza about a block away. I forgot to take a picture but I got a piece of salmon and some pasta salad which came to about $15. Normally I would think that’s way too much, but if we had eaten at a restaurant an entree would have cost that alone plus a tip!
Anyways we all took our food and ate in the indoor seating area at Dean & Deluca and had a great time! It was way more laid back and since my group of friends is pretty loud, we got to be ourselves haha. Oh, how could I forget?! We also all stopped by Georgetown Cupcake too before we ate our dinner.
OHHH my gosh, Gtown Cupcake literally has the best cupcakes in the entire world. I got the Hummingbird cupcake and it was to. die. for. I scarfed it down in about .2 seconds I’m sure.
After eating our dinner we were all actually really tired. Kinda lame but since we’re all 20, not 21, it’s not like we could go to any of the clubs so we just decided to head back to the room! We ate more junk food and talked which was great. Since there’s so many of us it really is great when we all have the chance to catch up with one another. We all actually ended up going to bed around midnight or so since we were so exhausted!
We woke up pretty early the next morning because 2 of the girls had a 4 hour drive back home. We set out in search of some breakfast and ended up at the last place on earth I wanted to go….Starbucks!!! I work at Starbucks so going there on my mini-vacay was not so great but eh, I lived! I got a skinny vanilla latte and a spinach and egg white wrap which was okay but not heated all the way through. Blegh.
After breakfast, the 2 girls who had to leave headed out. We were then stuck with a few hours till we had to leave the hotel room so we decided another trip to Georgetown Cupcake was necessary! 😉 The line was pretty long already, but we only had to wait about 20 minutes. I got a white chocolate raspberry one for myself and a mint chocolate cookies and creme one for my dad. Both were amazing of course!
Unfortunately after our cupcake run it was time to go. It was pretty sad because we all have no idea when all of us will be together again. But I’m so thankful I got to spend the weekend with my amazing roommates in such a cool city! 🙂