Over Labor Day weekend Eric and I got to travel up to Richmond, Virginia for a family wedding (I love love!). Since we were so close to Washington D.C. we opted to take a day trip up there to explore, and let me tell you, it was awesome.
The monuments and memorials are just so much more beautiful and grander in person. I left wanting more! Here are a few photos from our visit.
Um, can we talk about how beautiful this city is? I love all of the green everywhere, it makes it feel less like a concrete jungle. One of my favorite places we visited was the United States Botanic Garden. I’m a sucker for plants and this place was a dream!
Check out this sexy beast I found among the plants!
Of course, we can’t go to a city without trying the doughnuts! These were from the Sugar Shack and they rocked! Are you drooling yet?
For dinner we had reservations at, and I’m not joking here, the best restaurant I have ever been too, Le Diplomate. It is a gorgeous, romantic French restaurant a short metro ride from the mall area. The decor, service, atmosphere, and food were out of this world. And yes, I got the steak. You all should go! Though make a reservation because it fills up fast 🙂
We ended the day at the Lincoln Memorial. It was stunning and awe-inspiring. Perfect cap to a perfect day.