DC Trippin'

My fav aunt had a 65th birthday trip for the books, honey!

My sister and I drove down to DC and met up with my aunt, mom and a few of their friends a few weekends ago and had a blast! We ate, drank, walked around the city, did some sightseeing and visited the National Museum of African American History and Culture. We stayed at the JW Marriott Marquis on Pennsylvania Ave which was the perfect location to be right in the midst of the action. Wait…but the best part was…WE TOOK THESE LADIES CLUBBING! LOLOLOLOLOLOL. I still die laughing just thinking about it. I can now say I’ve been clubbing with my mom and aunt and that is insane to me lol.

On the first night, we went to Old Ebbitt’s Grill and had nice dinner. Then, Saturday afternoon, we walked to the museum just for them to tell us that power had been out all day. :-/ So, we walked around a bit and visited the World War II monument to pass some time. After leaving that area, we headed back to the museum and realized that they likely would not restore power for the rest of the day. Terrible. I was appalled honestly lol.

After going back to the hotel, we hung out with my sister’s friend and her daughter for a little while and then got dressed up and stepped out for dinner at Georgia Brown’s. After the tasty meal, we went to The Park at 14th and danced the night away. I have this hilarious video of all of us singing in the club but I can’t post it because we’re singing the explicit words to the song LOL.

After ordering late night pizza to soak up the tequila shots and finally getting some rest, we woke up and went back to the museum and thank goodness, they were finally back in business. GUYS. The museum is AMAZING. It was such a rousing experience — I felt really proud of my culture and of the people that came together to construct such a dynamic pillar of history for us. I can’t even really put it into words accurately. All I can say is, whatever nationality/race you are, go see this museum. You owe it to yourself to understand AA history in depth — not just the normal notables like MLK, Harriet Tubman, Malcolm X, etc. There are so many historical black trailblazers of note that you should be aware of and this museum shines a light on all of them. My sis and I actually left a little early to get back on the road so we didn’t get to see the 4th floor of the museum and I really want to go back just for that part specifically.

All in all, we had a great weekend with our family and family friends and I was happy to be able to spend time with them and get away from the city for a little while. Check out the photos below and let me know if you’ve been to museum before. I’d love to hear about your experience. Also, I’m compiling my photos from my experiences at #NYFW and I can’t wait for you to see them all! Check this space later this week for all the updates. Love ya, mean it. Have a great week. xoxoxo - Ashley

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