|The view of the Potomac from the porch.|
Theodore Roosevelt Island is dedicated to the 26th President of the United States, Theodore Roosevelt. President Roosevelt was a conservationist, which is part of the reason why and National Park became his memorial. The memorial itself, while gorgeous, I felt was in need of some care. There were some fountains, but they were not working. Regardless of that it was incredibly peaceful and relaxing, especially when you know the road and large city is not too far away.
|The bridge you cross to get to the Island.|
|A statue of the man himself|
|This was part of one of the fountains. |
I'm in love with the detail put into the memorial.
From there we drove into Georgetown to go to my one of my favorite destinations of this whole adventure: Georgetown Cupcake. While I'm not sure how popular the show ever was, I personally love TLC's D.C. Cupcakes, a cupcake show following the bakery Georgetown Cupcake, which was founder by two sisters Katherine and Sophie. It has always been my dream to visit Georgetown Cupcake and get my hands on one of the delicious cupcakes. And finally the dream came true and it was incredible. While the line to order was a tad bit long, many people said that the line was much shorter than usual - so I guess we got lucky.
As for the cupcakes themselves, they were delicious! I ordered Vanilla & Chocolate for myself and ended up sharing Milk Chocolate Birthday with my mom. First my opinion of Vanilla & Chocolate. For starters I am going to say that I am not much of an icing person. I don't like a ton of icing and often scrape a good bit of the icing off. I did not do this with these cupcakes but instead broke off the bottom and made it like a sandwich! When I ordered Vanilla & Chocolate it didn't register with me that the chocolate was going to be dark chocolate (which was kind of stupid of me...) Even though I am not the biggest fan of dark chocolate I have to say I really liked the dark chocolate frosting. And the vanilla cake and the frosting complemented each other perfectly.
|It looks delicious!|
The second cupcake, Milk Chocolate Birthday, was truly perfection. I mean seriously. I have no words except to say that I think I may be in love with this cupcake. I even enjoyed the frosting enough to where I wouldn't have made it into a cupcake sandwich! Except the frosting looked like it was going to fall so I did it anyway, but whatever...
|I'm in love!|
|Because who wouldn't want a cupcake?|
|Clearly I really like taking photos of the Washington Monument :)|
After a night out, we took a taxi back to the hotel. It was a peaceful ending to a lovely night.
P.S. I want to apologize for taking so long to get this up! I've been crazy busy and a tad bit lazy... I'll try to get Day 4 up as soon as I can!