“Good friends are like stars, you don’t always see them, but you know they’re always there.” – Unknown
Meet my best friend, Seeret!
We met at our high school in 2009 when I joined the cross country team. At the time, we were both awkward and had a massive obsession with coke. We had so much in common like our love for our families, our passion for making great grades in school, love for our friends and much more. I don’t know when we became best friends but we did and we’ve been in each other’s life for over a decade. When she moved from Texas to DC, I made it a point to go see her in DC. It took a couple of years but I made it to see her last summer.
It was such a breath of fresh air to see my friend again and get to meet her new friends. We ate so much, laughed, had real talk and explored the city together.
Wanna learn what we did? Keep reading!
Where Did We Go?
It was such an emotional experience because I got to learn so much of the history of those that came before us and how it’s paved way for me to become the best version of myself. It was a painful history that haunts us today but a breathtaking reminder of the strength our spirit carries as black people. Seeret arranged to get passes for us and I would always be forever grateful for that day. If you ever find yourself in DC, you must go visit this museum!
- Washington Monument
We went at night and the weather was spectacular. The view was perfect. It was really cool seeing the monuments
- Lincoln Monument
I’d been a fan of Abraham Lincoln in High School so it was really cool to visit his monument.
- National Gallery of Art Sculptures
There was an event called Jazz in the Garden going on that day and we had some delicious sangria. I also got to meet some of Seeret’s amazing friends. It was definitely a whole vibe!
- Current Boutique
This cute consignment store was a vibe! I found so many cute items for a great price.
Restaurant’s We Visited:
- Texas Jacks BBQ: This was a perfect blend of Texas and DC food. I 100% recommend trying this spot our if you’re ever in DC area.
- Silver Diner: This place gave me a 90s vibe. Great music and the food was very good.
- Nandos: I heard so much of this place from Patricia Bright and I knew I had to try it one day. What a pleasant surprise to find out they had one in DC.
- Jinya Ramen Bar: If Ramen noodles is your thing, you’d definitely love Jinya!
- Bruegger’s Bagels: I absolutely loved this place! It was one of the first spots I tried on this trip and it definitely set the tone.
- Jaleo: The food was mighty delicious. It was quite pricey but I think worth it.
- South Block: After Seeret and I finished our workout, we took a walk to this spot to enjoy some delicious acai bowl.
- Cosi: It was a delicious lunch sandwich panni type things.
- Milk: This place was heavenly! It was my childhood imagination brought to life. This icecream tasted like cereal milk. I need it in my life again.
- Wilson Hardware: We went here for the vibes. I can’t remember what this bulb drink was but it was mighty good.
We had workout out sessions every morning and we walked everywhere. I feel like ate so much on this trip but we burned off the calories. I love DC so much and I truly enjoyed every moment we spent together. We went to the White House and other staple locations in the DC area.
I can’t wait for the next trip we’ll have together in the future!
I hope you found this blog insightful and I hope this inspires you to save up and go visit your best friend who lives in a different location from you. Thanks for reading beauties! Until next time, you can keep up with me on Instagram @iam_Deborah.