On Tuesday, my best friend and I took a drive up to D.C.'s National Building Museum to go swimming at "the beach."
When I first saw an article about The Beach I called up my best friend, Staci, as soon as I could. The Beach is a 10,000 square foot ball put designed to make you feel like you are at the beach -- minus the sharks. The astro turf has all of the feeling of sand without the less pleasent qualities while the sound of the balls echo the crashing of waves at the ocean. The nostalgia of the whole thing brought everyone so much joy. I felt like I was a four year old again playing in a cleaner, prettier, and much larger McDonald's ball pit without a care in the world. Here are some of my favorite pictures from my time there!
If you are near D.C. anytime before September, definitely get yourself over to The Beach! Also, if you can, try and go on a weekday - the lines to get in are about 45 minutes compared to 4 hours on the weekends!!
PS: All of that swimming will probably make you hungry, go here (I street location) after your dip in the ocean.