I know you're thinking, "But you were looking for Mona! How could you buy yourself a gift?", the answer is very easily.
I was flipping through all of my normal gift giving sites and Googling great gift ideas and I somehow ended up on this cheep ticket site and they told me I could go to DC in September for under $100 round trip.
How could I pass that up? It was literally on my birthday too! I know I was suppose to be looking for Mona, but I just couldn't help myself. Plus, it's really for Mona too. I like to travel and I don't like to do it alone, so I always for Mona to come along with me.
When I talked to Mona about it, she said she was all in. She didn't like when I suggested that be here birthday present. "Can't it just be an 'I'm special' present?", she asked. She's a spoiled brat. (love you Mona!)
Mom wasn't too happy about the trip
Me: So I might have bought myself a birthday present last night...
Mom: Roller blades?
Me: No that is not my birthday gift. It's not roller blades. Don't be crazy.
Me: I might have bought two tickets, i found super cheap, to DC in september
Dad: Weekdays in dc
Mom: Luna...You have to get rid of this travel bug....our trip up north cost us a ton of money and we didn't have all those other expenses
Me: I couldn't help it! They were SO cheap!!
Dad: What's in DC?
Mom: Luna...You are saving for a coffee shop
Me: EVERYTHING! And Everything there is basically free! (ignoring my mother and answering Dad’s question)
Dad: Ok then I'll go
Mom: I don't think she is asking you....For how long...i am not kidding it cost us over 500 closer to 700
Me: Just four days Saturday through Tuesday. Dad if you want to buy your own ticket you are more than welcome to come
Mom: I am really shocked..you are adults so do what you must. And I am sure you will have an amazing time!!! Gma said its really scary there, and getting into tours will be your best bet. Don't mean to be Debbie Downer, just taken back a wee bit. I am sorry.
Me:I just couldn't help it...There are so many tours and everything I have looked at and want to do there is free admission and free tours. Did you know if we want to tour the white house we have to contact our congressman at least 3 weeks before our trip to get approval? But it's free too!
Becky: I'll ask him for you (referring to the congressman, who is her neighbor who she has never spoken to.)
Me: Thanks Becky. (I'm a little concerned we will not be able to tour the White House because Becky is our congressman's neighbor...)
I know it's probably not the smartest thing to do, but I can't help it! The tickets were so cheep! And there are so many cool things to do in DC! I'm a history tour nerd! AND MOST OF THEM ARE FREE. Check out this website...100 Free (& Almost Free) Things To Do In DC!
I'M SO EXCITED!!!