I realize I have a ton of content on here. A million pages. A long bio. And nearly a thousand blog posts. But one of the things that gets little attention is my Bookish Bucket List. I first came up with the list about two years ago in an effort to show y’all the book-related things I’d like to accomplish, and also to track them as I do so. During my trip to DC I was able to scratch one off the list!
If you watched my four videos from the trip then you likely know which one I’m talking about. If not, VISIT THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS. It was one of the most anticipated places I wanted to visit.
Guys, I can’t do it any justice here. It is simply beyond any expectations you may have. Stunning. Breathtaking. Beautiful. Magnificent. You can insert any word to describe it and it’ll be inadequate. I was sad to have to leave there, genuinely sad. It doesn’t matter if you have any interest in books or reading or literature or even American history, this is a place you must experience.
My Bookish Bucket List is just a little bit shorter after my visit to the Library of Congress in Washington DC. It is so much more than a library. It’s a landmark. It’s one of the many landmarks we have.
Have you ever visited the Library of Congress? What’d you think!?
Also, give me a follow on Instagram if you’re interested in seeing pictures from my trip. I only have about 950 of them. 🙄
This is the iconic Reading Room. I took this picture.
By this point my time in DC is coming to an end much faster than I’d like. Which means less time to have my camera rolling. Today’s video is really short. I didn’t record a daily recap or an intro, so it’s really only a couple clips from the National Museum of Natural History. I mean, there’s dinosaurs.
Now watch! Final day is tomorrow!
Day 2 in DC was a lot better than day 1. No rain. No getting planes. Nothing but seeing some of the sights. Day two was the longest of the four days we spent in DC. We supposedly walked some 13 miles and spent over 14 hours out seeing things. Library of Congress. Lincoln Memorial. Washington Monument. Vietnam Veterans Memorial. Korean War Veterans Memorial. National Air and Space Museum. Museum of American History, It was the quite the day, and I have the video evidence to show for it.
The first 4:25 of the video is clips from the various places and monuments we visited. The rest of the video is me talking about everything we visited and how it all impacted me. I don’t expect you to watch the whole thing, or even the majority of it, but during the second half of the video I really get personal with my thoughts on everything I’m seeing. I edited minimally to give you a greater glimpse into how the trip has affected me.
Now watch! Maybe just a little bit? 🙂
Sorry I’m out of focus, guys. No one behind the camera for me.
Today’s video is the start of a short series. It’ll consist of four videos that I post over the next four days chronicling my DC trip. I can’t tell you what a memorable experience it was for me. I won’t bore you with a long intro. Watch! And come back for tomorrow’s day 2 video!
It’s here! My DC trip I planned five months ago starts tomorrow. So now I’m looking for some recommendations for my two flights! Tell me!
I told y’all just yesterday that I was already looking at places to visit for my second trip once my DC trip comes along. Well I’ve decided to go to Austin THIS week! Ha! I might be crazy. I just happened to get my two days off on consecutive days, which never happens. So it’ll be a short trip, but I’m still excited.
The plan is to visit the Texas history museum, the LBJ Presidential Library, the Texas memorial museum, the Texas state cemetery, and perhaps two other places.
Nothing spectacular, but Austin is probably the one city in Texas every Texan should see. Maybe? I mean, it is the capital. No 6th Street for me. Not really interested in that scene.
No question today. It’ll be a fun couple of days, hopefully.