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!?
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This is the iconic Reading Room. I took this picture.
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.
No, I didn’t get a few thousand words of my new story down on paper yet. It’s even more exciting than that. MUCH more exciting.
Last night I did something I’d never done before. *gulp* I booked my first trip! I’ve told some of you all that I’ve never really done any traveling, right? Cause I haven’t. I’ve been on a plane once and I’ve visited only two major cities outside of Texas. Chicago (where the plane I was on landed) and Orlando when I went to Disney World so long ago that I hardly remember it.
Want the details? Yeah? Okay.
So the trip will happen May 23-26 of next year. I’m not sure if people usually plan trips that far in advance, but I’d rather have months of preparation than weeks. And it gives me time to keep saving like I have been. I’ll be visiting one of the cities I’ve wanted to visit since becoming an adult. Washington DC!
Here are the places and monuments I’d like to visit in an ideal world:
Library of Congress
World War 2 National Memorial
Vietnam Veterans Memorial
Smithsonian Museum of American History
Smithsonian Museum of Natural History
National Holocaust Museum
And if I somehow get through everything I want to see, then I wouldn’t mind spending half a day or so at Six Flags America. I’m so excited for this even though it’s almost six months away.
Of the places I mentioned I think I most want to see the Library of Congress. I mean, I might faint and die when I get inside, but at least I’d be surrounded by books! And it’d be the first time I get to check something off my Bookish Bucket List in forever!
Have you ever visited Washington DC? Do you remember your first trip on your own?
Photo Credit: My Written Romance
I would first like to tell you guys that I kinda sorta almost stole this idea from another blogger. She has an Adventure List on her blog. It’s not only about books, but when I read through her list I knew that I wanted to make one of my own that had all book things. You can find the inspiration for my list on Green Tea and Peanut Butter Cups.
Okay, now you’re probably wondering what kind of list I could come up with with things only related to books. Well let me tell you, a long one. I’ve been brainstorming the last few days and I’ve come up with a list quite a bit longer than I thought I’d have. Let me tell you a little about the things you’ll find on there. I’ll talk about different literary series I want to complete. Things I want to accomplish as an author. Authors I want to meet. Things like that. The list will likely change from one day to the next as I add and accomplish certain things.
I’ll tell you one thing from the list before you go clicking on the tab.
Visit the Library of Congress in Washington DC.
I hope you enjoy it!
Click the tab at the top of the screen or here to see it.