Young Adults, Bottomless Mimosas & The Capital

Last week TCU let all students out for Fall Break. Every year I either go home or go to visit my sister Blair up in Chicago, but I decided to be a little more independent this time around and plan a trip with best friends! Haley and Olivia, two of my best friends, are spending their last college semester in DC for internships, so Jess, Sarah, and I decided to take a trip to see them and have some fun!

sarah pistilli, olivia wise, jess fay, haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic

I have learned over the past few years that I am most definitely a big city kind of girl. After visiting Chicago multiple times I fell in love, but that winter might be a little too harsh for me, but hopefully DC winters are a little less intense!

Upon arriving Friday night I was greeted by lots of big hugs and screeching girls, yeah we do that sometimes! It was clear that we were all beyond excited that we made this trip happen. It was even cooler being in the city and working the Metro and getting to go out late at night. These are a few things I enjoy about being a young adult!

sarah pistilli, olivia wise, jess fay, haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic

After a long night out on Friday, Jess, Sarah, and I slowly got out of bed and readied ourselves for the day. We would be attending a lovely brunch with bottomless mimosas, then a beer garden to watch the Horned Frogs play football.

haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, fall break, DC

haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

Haley and I hung back at brunch to finish up our mimosas, then we were off to find our way to the sports bar where the rest of our gang was! I was lucky to have someone that was familiar with the area by my side or I would have never found this bar!

haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break, Sauf Haus, Bier Hall

After struggling with google maps and dealing with unhelpful Valet people we finally stumbled upon the Sauf Haus Bier Hall. Our friends had snagged some awesome seats and were halfway through their first steins. They game was playing and the Horned Frogs were playing the Baylor Bears so we were pretty determined to win!

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

Haley and I quickly order some steins to catch up with everyone else! The Sauf Haus had great beer and a fun atmosphere. It was a rooftop bier hall enclosed by brick and windowed walls with a clear-shedded roof. It was full of students who were all gathered to support their teams and spend time with friends. Seeing all the action around definitely makes me happy to be in my twenties, thus far it has been the most eventful part of my life!

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

Here’s David, a new friend we made on the trip who was also a fellow TCU student! He was so full of energy and fun to be around. It’s exciting to see how TCU students branch out after college, and finding these people in far away cities is a special treat because there is an instant connection!

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break, sarah pistilli

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break, olivia wise, jess fay

Everyone was having a great time, as you can see my buddies were all very focused on the game… they know more about football than I do! Whenever the crowd reacts to a play and I have no clue what is going on, I just look at my friends and mirror their reactions exactly as to make myself appear more knowledgeable about the status of the game, haha!

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break, sarah pistilli

When I need to know what’s going on, I just ask Sarah because she knows exactly how the game works!

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break, kayla jean

caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break, kayla jean, kevin hassenflu

The entire day we were accompanied by Kayla and Kevin, two fellow TCU students! Kayla is doing the same DC internship as Haley and Olivia. Her boyfriend Kevin came down to visit during the break as well- having more fellow faces just added to the excitement of our weekend activities!

haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

jess fay, TCU football, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

My natural reaction when TCU gets a touchdown is obnoxious hugging, so it’s a good thing that my friends like to do that too! It was great to see our school spirit so alive with just a handful of us in a completely different city!

olivia wise, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

On a different note, I was pleased with this bier hall for its awesome lighting because it gave me an excuse to play around with my camera… I am lucky I have such cute friends to take pictures of!

haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, DC, fall break

For some odd reason, just when the game was getting good, the bar changed the channel… but it was a good thing that we were just finishing up with our steins! After that we headed to a different bar that was playing the TCU game to finish up watching and to get a little food in our bellies.

haley ast, caroline culwell, the life eclectic, sarah pistilli, olivia wise, jess fay

On our last night in DC Haley and Olivia took us to an awesome restaurant called Lincoln. They had amazing drinks and a wonderful small-plate selection! A nice evening with these girls was the perfect end to a very memorable trip! I hope to be back there soon to visit and explore the city even more!

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