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Washington D.C. ~ Day 2

After the previously exhausting and wet day, we woke up on the earlier side compared to the time I usually wake up. Got dressed and were ready to start the day. In our lobby there was an Einstein Bros Bagels, which is what we had for breakfast before we jumped on the subway to the Gallery Place, Chinatown stop. Now while it was interesting to walk through Chinatown, that wasn't our destination. Our real destination was... Drum Roll Please.... The International Spy Museum! This was the place I wanted to go the most. And let me just say I LOVED it. The Spy Museum is fun and interactive, all the while informative on the history of spying. Definitely a great place to go, even if you're not that into museums.

Also while we were there they had a special James Bond exhibit which was pretty cool. Just as interactive and made me wish I had seen at least one James Bond movie. Still really cool though!

The museum all told took about 2 and a half hours, which means we were hungry and read…

Washington D.C. ~ Day 1

A few days ago I had the pleasure of spending a few days in Washington D.C., the capitol of the United States of America. While it was my third time visiting I have come to love the city and jump at any chance I have to travel to the city. I was there for a total of five days and had a blast. So please sit back and relax as I share the joys of my trip...

We (referring to my family and I) left early in the morning and flew into the Ronald Reagan National Airport around 11:30 AM and rode in the shuttle to the hotel we were staying at. Located in Crystal City, the hotel was nice and conveniently had access to the Crystal City Shops and the Metro, which was our main way of transportation during our stay. After dropping off our bags in our room, we headed downstairs and ate at Noodles & Company, then to take the metro to our first main stop - the Pentagon.

While we did not tour the Pentagon, we did visit the 9/11 Pentagon Memorial located beside it. Although the set-up of the memorial …

Almond Chocolate Chip Cookie Recipe

This is a recipe I got from Ingrid Nilsen's Vlogmas Day 6. I wrote out the recipe and made the cookies for myself!
2 cups Almond Flour
1/4 tsp Salt
1/4 tsp Baking Soda
6 tbsp coconut oil *melt before measured*
1/4 cup Honey
1/2 tsp Almond Extract
2 tbsp Water
1/2 cup Semi-sweet Chocolate Chips

Mix dry ingredients (excluding chocolate chips) in a large bowl. Combine the liquid ingredients in one bowl as well. Add the liquid ingredients into the bowl containing the dry ingredients. Stir in the chocolate chips. Lay out cookies on parchment paper on a cookie sheet. Ingrid suggests flattening them out a little so they are not a ball.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit. Once the oven is heated, bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown around the edges.

My notes:
The time she gave was a little too long, I found 8 minutes to be just about right.
Also, this could be because I forgot to add it in, but the cookies I've tried right after they cooled tas…