Whenever I see a movie that has a little European cafe in it, I can't help but let out a little "ahhh, why can't I live in a town overlooking the water with a terrace and flowers and French pastries?" sigh.
But I started thinking about it and realized that nobody is a tourist in their own town. Do you think the pastry eating terrace dwellers are taking pictures of themselves doing what has become their daily routine? I bet they don't even realize how cool it is.
So that's when I decided it was time to start exploring my own city, my own town. And guess what? We have a European terrace! With Christmas lights draped from the buildings and a French bakery with homemade pastries... could it get any better?
This amazing alley is just a 12 minute drive from my house. Bethesda is known to everyone in the 30 mile radius as one of the must see, must experience places of the area. But it is mostly known for its super expensive restaurants and shops, so I usually choose not to torture myself.
Once I started walking around, though, I realized there were all these great little places to just grab a coffee or a frozen yogurt and walk around. It was perfect for Niall to run and explore, while I snapped a million photos of anything and everything around us.
Next stop: Kensington. Our little town that extends maybe 2 miles in all directions. I may even stop and pick up the visitor center walking tour map. We'll just pretend we're not from around here :)
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