Boat Ride to Georgetown

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Labor Day Weekend took us to Alexandria, Virginia for a fun-filled weekend.  The first thing we did after arriving in Alexandria is to take a boat ride through Potomac Riverboat Company Monuments Cruise up the Potomac past the Washington, DC monuments to Georgetown.

Georgetown Waterfront Washington DC

We got off the boat on the Georgetown Waterfront and promptly headed to M street for some shopping and football watching as it was opening day for NCAA College Football 2014.

Georgetown M Street Washington DC

My Iowa Hawkeyes were not on TV so I hopped over into the giant line at Georgetown Cupcake.  They have a show called DC Cupake on TLC channel and are famous in the DC/Maryland/Virginia area for delicious cupcakes.

Georgetown Cupcakes Line Washington DC

I opted for 2 salted caramel (one each for BC and I), 1 Key Lime, and 1 Blueberry Cheesecake cupcake).  We decided not to eat them until after we ate real food.

Georgetown Cupcakes Washington DC

The boat ride to Georgetown and back to Alexandria took by us the major DC monuments: Jefferson Memorial:

Jefferson Memoiral Washington DC

Lincoln Memorial:

Lincoln Memorial Washington DC

Washington Monument:

Washington Monument Washington DC

as well as the famous Watergate building complex- the stage where Nixon scandal started and the Monica Lewinsky scandal had some major drama.

Watergate Buildings Washington DC

We arrived back in Alexandria around 4pm and we hadn’t eaten any lunch yet! I was getting hangry (hungry/angry).  We stopped at Sang Jun Thai Restaurant which had great reviews on Yelp.  Honestly, at this point, my shoe would have tasted good.  We ordered Spring Rolls to share
Alexandria Sang Jun Thai Restaurant Spring Rolls

Tom Yum Soup with mushrooms, Papaya Salad

Alexandria Sang Jun Thai Restaurant TomYumSoupandPapayaSalad

And Drunken Noodles with beef extra spicy.  BC likes his food to kill his taste buds.  I like spicy but I still like to taste my food.  It was too spicy to really enjoy for me.  My food was delicious though, I think even a less hungry version of myself would have enjoyed it too.

Alexandria Sang Jun Thai Restaurant Drunken Noodles

A few hours later we broke out the cupcakes!

Georgetown Cupcakes box

The blueberry cheesecake ended up being the star with Salted Caramel in a close second place.  The Key Lime was just okay.  Georgetown Cupcake was definitely worth the wait and standing in line.

Georgetown Cupcake cupcakes

More from the National Harbor and Old Town Alexandria, Virginia tomorrow!

 

Linking up with Lean Lena and Bonnie Rose Blog this week!

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7 Replies to “Boat Ride to Georgetown”

  1. What a coincidence…my post for Travel Tuesday includes Georgetown cupcakes as well (but in Boston)! In DC I always check out Red Velvet cupcakes when I visit! That’s a nice boat ride along Potomac…you get to see all the memorials!

  2. Being from the DC metro area, Georgetown is hands down my favorite place in DC! It’s almost Europe-like in the middle of the nation’s capital! Love this pictures- next time, try the red velvet cupcake/anything with the cream cheese frosting- It will change your life!!

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