|Wearing a dress from H&M, leopard belt and wallet from Target, earrings from f21, and Circa Joan and David leather heeled sandals.|
Last Thursday I went on a mini vacation to Annapolis, MD with my mom, Sasha, her mom, our family friend Valerie, and me. It was a girl's weekend/my mother's birthday celebration and we had A LOT of fun! But unlike most vacations, we stayed at Valerie's son's condo instead of a hotel... Aka took over his condo/made him chauffeur us around for the entire weekend LOL.
If you don't know, Annapolis is a historic Navy town, and Valerie's son (Jujuan) is also in the Navy. He took us around town and gave us a tour of the Naval Academy too! It was Plebe Parents Weekend (Plebe's are the freshman class at the academy) and there were men/women in uniform everywhere!
I didn't know much about the Navy, or how they differed from the Army or Marines, so it was great having a personal tour guide who knew basically everything lol. Sasha and I drilled Jujuan with questions the whole trip!
Did you know that they issue everything at the academy? Regulated glasses, socks, shorts, pants, tops... They even cut your hair to your ears when you first enter the academy!! My sense of fashionable expression would suffer GREATLY! But as you get older, you get more privileges... Like wearing "civilian" clothing on the weekends. I would work as hard as I could to get that one LOL! "I want to do extra pushups, sir yes sir!"
Sasha chillin at the Kunta Kinte-Alex Hailey Memorial
But honestly, I have so much more respect for the Navy and for all men/women in the service. At the end of the trip, I seriously wanted to sign up for the Naval Academy! I was so inspired! Unfortunately, you can't enter if you already have a bachelor's degree so my dream ended then lol.
Another day we went to the Plebe parade. It was so intense. The formations, the hits, the stances. I LOVED IT ALL! Sasha and I kept stating that we were waiting for Beyonce to appear from the sky and start performing in the middle of the Plebe's haha!
We were also looking for Tyrese the whole trip, since he was in that silly movie "Annapolis" (which I've actually never seen). Yes, we have issues.
The band was killin. Straight up.
The parade was a lot of fun, but it ended up raining on our parade, no pun intended! So we sought cover until it calmed down a little (I got stuck walking in the pouring rain twice in one day, but Jujuan wasn't phased. He's such a Navy guy haha)!
Sasha and I ended up cracking his shell by the end of the trip. Our craziness rubbed off on him (in a good way of course hehe).
Here's my lovely mother on her bday. We ate dinner at Ruth Chris's Steakhouse. It was delicious. I went in and got a bone in rib eye. It was delish! I also had bread pudding with a scoop of ice cream on top for dessert. It was SO good!
Don't we look alike? :)
The last night in town, Sasha and I met up with my friend Katrina and she took us to D.C. to a house party. Sasha and I both forgot to take our cameras! Katrina was looking so fly! And so was everyone at this party! It was great being surounded by artistic/fly/natural haired/cool peeps! We had a good time, and it was so good to see you Kbello!
The whole trip was a blast and I could have honestly stayed a couple more days, not gonna lie. I actually took a boat load of pics, but since I didn't upload them all on this post, I uploaded the whole album onto my Facebook Page. Check it out!