Since the weather warmed up, I've been exploring DC and almost am through with my bucket list.
Here are some pics:
|Cherry blossom trees|
|WWII Memorial - beautiful day out|
|Cherry Blossoms in peak|
|More cherry blossoms because they're beautiful|
My best friend from home, Justine, came to visit this weekend! She arrived Friday night and left Sunday morning, so we really only had one full day. But, we got through a ton of monuments and memorials, plus a nice tapas dinner at La Tasca.
CMC's Alumni Chapter invited the Washington Program to a Nationals Game on Saturday, and it was great. Sarah, Sarenna, my best friend from home, and I went to brunch at Busboys and Poets on U Street before the game - definitely recommend it. When we got to the game, everybody was so happy: the weather was awesome (a bit hot, but not scorching hot), beers, and baseball. Unfortunately, the Nationals lost to the Cardinals by one point, but it was a great way to spend a Saturday afternoon.
|Korean War memorial - a little creepy at night...|
|yummy yummy tapas at La Tasca|
|Nationals vs. Cardinals|
|Excited pt. 2|
|Lucas came over to help me dogsit Koda last weekend|
To conclude, the Washington Program has been an amazing experience and taught me so much. I've definitely learned to appreciate good weather, and the precious time that I have. It gave me a real-world experience-- how to find an apartment and figure out the leasing contract, how to navigate my way around a new city, a 9-6 job, etc. I don't think I have done anything more mentally exhausting than I did this semester, especially because I just wanted to sleep after my job, but sometimes had to spend time doing homework or going to class. However, it is very rewarding, knowing that I can do it.
After the Washington Program ends, I will fly home for a couple weeks to finally see my friends and family. Then, I'll return to DC for a summer internship somewhere, but will have a different apartment and internship (and no classes!). After the summer ends, I'm off to study abroad in Spain!