3 nights in DC

It was about that time...Zae and I try to see each other once a month in alternating cities. It was my turn to head to DC. This is about my 4th time in the city and I love it a little more each time. Zae lives on U Street, not too far from my favorite hangout spot, Georgetown. 

  Taken in the weird wooden hallways they make pedestrians walk through during construction

Taken in the weird wooden hallways they make pedestrians walk through during construction

This was a particularly special weekend. Zae's best friend, Ryan, was planning his wedding proposal. EEK! We were tasked with documenting every moment on camera; Zae on video, me on the Nikon (duh). And of course...there was a Snapchat filter.

 Just a couple of nuggets documenting memories

Just a couple of nuggets documenting memories

 She said yes!

She said yes!

 Plot twist: Porshia doesn't have a Snapchat

Plot twist: Porshia doesn't have a Snapchat

After the proposal went down, we thought, "what is the proper way to celebrate an engagement?" I really don't think any of us knew, so naturally, we hit the club. D.C. nightlife is what us kids call lit. I love any downtown experience that actually forces me to get dressed up and throw on a pair of heels.

Our group of 10 scored a prime seated area in a hip hop/reggae lounge. We grabbed drinks, a few hookahs, and danced the night away. Really. If you know us, you know we love to dance. Zae might as well be Chris Brown, and I'm the proud dance mom recording every moment on Snapchat. 

 Last call...lights on...we still weren't ready to leave!

Last call...lights on...we still weren't ready to leave!

On my last day in D.C., we went to the Smithsonian National Zoo. I have to admit it left a little to be desired. No lions, tigers or bears?? I mean, come on. Not even an elephant?? However, there were pandas. Which are the only pandas in the U.S. besides in San Diego. But it wasn't too long ago that I visited the lavish panda exhibits at the Tokyo Zoo in January...and that'll change a girl, let me tell you.