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December 19, 2016

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The Gift of An Experience With Uber

With our anniversary and Christmas just 10 days apart, I wanted to do something special for Joe this year! He’s a man who doesn’t ask for much/anything, so the idea of gifting him with an experience was very appealing (and bonus: I got to go along for the ride) 😉 We decided to have a little anniversary staycation in Washington, DC. Although we live only an hour away, we rarely go to DC, and when we do, it’s usually for work. And we never, ever go together, without the girls. So, we hired one of our favorite babysitters (thank you, Talia!) and escaped for 30 hours to explore the rich, beautiful history of our nation’s capitol!

We partnered with Uber for our adventure and I gifted Joe a few Uber gift cards, which was such a treat. We always drive into the city, which results in so much time lost searching for parking, or settling to walk a mile, or paying a fortune for parking! I’m such a fan of Uber; it’s so incredibly easy to use, reliable, and seamless! We were able to visit so many incredible sites around DC!

We arrived in the city early in the afternoon, and first on our agenda was Steadfast Supply. We’d been wanting to check out this 4,000 sq. ft. retail concept space with rotating pop-up shops. We loved getting to see some local makers’ work in person! It’s the perfect place to grab last minute Christmas gifts! After Steadfast (where we ran into my friend Emma, who snapped the photo of me and Joe enjoying some of the tastiest Jubilee pumpkin honeycomb ice cream), we grabbed lunch at Takorean (Joe’s new favorite).

Then we rode off to visit the Supreme Court (which was closed, but we got to see the outside) and the Library of Congress. Neither of us had ever been inside the Library of Congress, so it was pretty surreal. It’s the largest library in the world, and felt so majestic. Joe was super excited to see the Gutenberg Bible, which was temporarily on display (and he may or may not have joined a tour group while I explored a bit…he’s a nerd, what can I say). I could have sat in front of their gorgeous Christmas tree, gazing up at the ceiling for hours. One of our goals is to get library cards for the Library of Congress!

After this, we checked into our hotel and got ready for our evening out in Georgetown. We grabbed the most delicious steak dinner, and jetted off to see the White House and the National Christmas Tree. Then, we rode out to Georgetown for an incredible show at Blues Alley. We saw Freddy Cole perform, and absolutely fell in love with him. We felt as if we had been transported to the 1960s. When the show was over, we simply opened the Uber app and requested a ride back to our hotel, which was so, so convenient.

The next morning, after a scrumptious breakfast in bed, we headed out to check out the United States Botanic Garden, the National Gallery of Art’s Sculpture Garden and ice skating rink, the Capitol Christmas Tree, and then a final stop at Union Market where we ran into a handful of friends and grabbed some lunch at Red Apron!

What a fun, full, memorable weekend! I’m so thankful for the opportunity to give Joe the gift of Uber gift cards, and for the memorable experience they helped to facilitate. Their gift cards are such a fantastic gift idea for anyone who might be difficult to shop for! Help provide an experience to remember to a friend or family member; you can purchase Uber Gift Cards online via Uber or Amazon or in-store at Walmart and Target.

Sponsor Note: Although this post was sponsored by Uber, all content, words, and ideas are my own. Thanks for supporting the partnerships that help keep this blog possible.

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