Friday, July 12, 2019

Five for Friday

Hello and welcome to my Five for Friday! I am Linking up with Bright on a BudgetDella DevotedBYBMG and Andrea!

1. Our Fourth of July was pretty uneventful! We had planned on going to an amusement park, but we decided not to go because it was supposed to be really hot. So then we thought we would go watch fireworks at the fairgrounds, except then we ended up having some really intense thunderstorms and extremely heavy rain! So we ended up just stuck at home.
2. My sister and I did have a Stranger Things marathon on the Fourth though! Season 3 released on July 4 and my sister and I binge watched 4 episodes! We ended up finishing all 8 episodes by Saturday. It was just way too good! 
3. We did go to King's Dominion on Friday. There was a great deal going on and we were able to get in for $30 total instead of the full price of $70 per person. 

My sister really enjoyed the roller coasters and luckily there weren't too many people there so she didn't have to wait in too many long lines.

Overall we weren't too impressed with the park. Everything was just SO overpriced that it was just ridiculous. I mean, you expect to pay more in places like that but the Chick fil A there was literally twice as much as what you would pay at a regular location. So we were glad we got discounted tickets otherwise we didn't think it was worth the full priced admission.
4. On Tuesday we went up to DC. It's been a little while since we've been up there (traffic is always insane.) but we wanted to go to the Holocaust museum and then meet up with my brother for dinner. We decided to park at a metro station in a suburb of DC and take the metro into the city. It ended up being so much easier and convenient not having to deal with the stress of parking and traffic. And it really cost us about the same price as parking in DC but for less trouble!  

We enjoyed visiting the Holocaust museum. We had visited 10 years ago so it was a lot different than we remembered. It was very moving and interesting and a place I would highly recommend visiting if you are in DC.
5. After the museum we met up with my brother and went to dinner at Ted's Bulletin. We all enjoyed our food. I got fish and chips which was pretty good. The fish was great but we all decided their fries were not so great. They were super greasy and limp which was disappointing. My mom and brother got burgers and my sister got a sandwich on gluten free bread and they all really liked their food. My sister even said their gluten free bread was the best she'd ever had! 

They serve breakfast all day long and it looked really good. Will definitely give that a try if we go back!

After dinner we decided to go have ice cream at Jeni's Splendid Ice Cream and it was SO good! I got the butter cake and it was so creamy and delicious! My sister got their dairy free ice cream and said it was really good! It was a little bit pricey but definitely worth it!


In case you missed it, this week I have shared Part 1 and Part 2 of our visit to the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh!
Hope you have a great weekend!

Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Visiting the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC - Part 2

The JC Raulston Arboretum was just so pretty I really wished I had my camera with me! While my phone doesn't take quite as good of pictures as my camera, I was glad I was able to get some good shots with my phone!

If you are ever in Raleigh I highly recommend visiting the arboretum! Also, the JC Raulston Arboretum is free to visitor although they do take donations. We made sure to leave a donation because we enjoyed our time there so much!
Have you ever visited an arboretum?

Monday, July 8, 2019

Visiting the JC Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC - Part 1

When we were in Raleigh a couple of weeks ago I had wanted to visit the JC Raulston Arboretum, but the weather was supposed to be rainy and stormy so I didn't think we would be able to go.

But on our last day there the rain let up for long enough we thought we would stop by. It was still overcast and very humid, but as long as there was no rain we were okay! 

Unfortunately since I wasn't expecting to visit the arboretum I didn't bring my camera, so all of my pictures were taken with my phone. I was pretty disappointed I didn't have my camera with me because the arboretum was so pretty!
I took quite a few pictures so I decided to break them up into two posts so it wasn't so much to look at. Be sure to check back on Wednesday for the rest of my pictures!