washington d.c.

for the first time in five years, i left ny for the fourth of july. i decided a few days before the weekend to visit my sister in alexandria and the day before i left, my parents decided to drive there from florida as well. it was a really nice surprise, as i hadn't seen them since christmas and wasn't planning on seeing them again until november when we go back to dc for a wedding.

there were a lot of parties for the 4oj as well as my sis's bf's bday, but i opted for a nice quiet weekend of museums and wandering instead. i fell asleep with my feet in the water at the giant fountain in the sculpture garden for a while, then went to a couple smithsonians. this palm thing was in the garden behind the museum of african art.