This morning we had to say goodbye to a gorgeous Marriott hotel right in the heart of DC (mom thanks for the Marriott points this place was so nice!) We headed around the corner for a breakfast panini from Corner Bakery–highly recommended, and then went for a morning walk to the Capital. I experienced the seagull scene from The Notebook this morning; they were flying all around me and it was magical, a moment I will never forget. We tried to go to some of the museums but they all opened at 10am; including the zoo, so we opted on packing up at the hotel and driving to the zoo instead. Goodbye DC I enjoyed my short, yet full stay! Once we pulled into the zoo we must have sat parked in line for over a half hour...the zoo only opened a half hour before we got there. As you can see below we were able to take a nap before finally getting a parking spot! Although our trip to the zoo was expedited, I am glad we were able to see what we did. My favorite was the Amazonian–it was hot as hell in there; but the plants, trees, and free roaming monkeys was unforgettable. Overall the zoo was a success minus the screaming kids and the ones that sounded worse than dying animals (where do these noises come from???) Since we were on a tight schedule to make it to Helen, GA before midnight; we said goodbye to D.C. and jumped back in the car. It was well after lunch time and all we ate all day was our breakfast paninis–this called for some backup...many thanks again to Jill for packing me with two huge granola oatmeal cookies, and a giant pecan and fudge brownie (see below) our blood sugar savior before grabbing lunch at Panera. There was a whole lot of driving, Eminem, and road-rage in between but we finally reached our next hotel for the night before 10pm! After charging the GoPro and my phone, uploading the photos, getting everything ready for tomorrow, and writing this post I am ready for bed! Tomorrow awaits a new adventure, Nick and his cousin will be picking us up in Helen, GA and bringing us to Springer Mountain to start the Appalachian Trail! Posts will be less involved than the past two days but I will try my best! Goodnight All.
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