Thursday, August 27, 2015

Scott's Run

Since I have been stuck in Arlington all summer I wanted to write a series of blog posts on staycation ideas for Northern Virginia and D.C.
If you have been on instagram this summer (which if you are under the age of 50 you have) you will have seen dozens of pictures of people standing under the waterfall at Scott's Run.  Scott's Run Nature Preserve is located in Fairfax and is a quick hike, probably 15-20 minutes, that leads to a small waterfall and opening to the potomac river.
Scott's Run is a fun because you can go in the water; however, there are still many rocks so I would wear water shoes, which sadly I forgot to bring.










I wore a triangle jolyn swimwear top in this pattern.  
All the photos above were taken with my Go Pro Hero on my Go Pole, which is a waterproof and floating Go Pro stick.  

Scott's Run Nature Preserve is located at 7400 Georgetown Pike.  

Have fun on your staycation in NOVA! 

xoxo 
Olivia 









Monday, August 17, 2015

Weekend at Bryce

Hope everyone had another fun summer weekend.

 Since my brother left for college at the very beginning of the summer my family didn't want to take a vacation without him; however, that has left the rest of us bored in Arlington all summer.  This past weekend my family were lucky enough to stay at my Aunt and Uncle's mountain cabin at Bryce Ski Resort.  My mom's whole side of the family goes to Bryce every year to ski over Christmas break, and occasionally for a reunion in the summer.  In the summer there is a man made lake, Lake Laura, and there are plenty of hikes, zip-lining, and mountain biking to keep you busy.  However, the lake was being drained to do repairs so we were not able to relax in the dark water.  Although, we still had an amazing weekend in the woods!

 Car ride polaroids.  
Bo slept on my lap the whole way home.  
 The ride to Bryce is always nice because of the rolling hills and farmland.  
Fun Fact: my grandparents bought a farmhouse here to turn it into a bed and breakfast; however, then sold it shortly after and went to Europe, only leaving a note to tell my mom.  








 Bo and a Go Pro.  










video

We went on the North Mountain hike near Shrine Mount; however,  at the time we did not realize that the hike would be extremely steep and covered in rocks the entire way up (about a 3 to 5 hour hike).  Above are pictures and a video at this huge outcrop of rocks from the mountain.  

After the hot and exhausting hike we headed over to the pool to relax and cool off.  
I wore this Jolyn Swimwear top and old Victoria Secret bikini bottoms.   

















video

 Enjoy this video of me swimming under water! 


On Sunday we went zip lining which was so much fun.  I took videos on my go pro but they are too long to import into blogger so here  is the link to the first video and here is the link to the second   zip-lining video.  

xoxo
Olivia 























Sunday, August 9, 2015

Weekend Recap

Hello all!  I hope everyone enjoyed their weekend.  Here is my weekend recap.  

Linked here is a video of my brother's football team, Towson University, visiting one of their own at Arlington National Cemetery.  The alum is buried very close to where my Grandparents rest so Quinn was able to visit them.  
Saturday 
After another field hockey tryout in the morning, making my body feel old and sore, I headed to the pool with two friends (Maddi R. and Laura K).  Earlier this week I caved in and bought a Go Pro.  I decided to buy the most inexpensive one because I wasn't sure how often I would use it, and didn't want to invest a lot of money in it (which I would rather spend on clothes).  




















I got to test out my Go Pro Hero and relax the day away.  

This past week was the Arlington Fair; so obviously I had to go at least once.  However, living in the moment and not thinking in a blogger state of mind I didn't take any pictures.  
I do have a snapchat video of my friend Megan and I on a ride.  

video

Sunday 
I spent the day with my parents in Georgetown.  

 This grey wall just happened to be the perfect backdrop for an outfit of the day.  
I wore a black Pacsun crop top with these high waisted Levi shorts from Urban Outfitters.  



 The day was so hot we had to stop to cool off with some drinks at the Old Glory Tavern.  
My mom took these photos of me as my dad tickled and annoyed me, and I'm not completely sure why but I thought I would include them.  

Last but not least... today (August 9th) is one of my best friends 16th birthday!   Carly and I have been super close since third grade and I wanted to wish her an amazing day while she is celebrating in Paris, France.  


Happy Sunday!
xoxo
Olivia