It is weird finally being home. Now that TWC is over, there are so many things that I wished I did in DC, such as go to the Spy Museum and the Newseum. I definitely took my time there for granted and put off doing a lot of things thinking that I could do them “next week.” As nice as it is being home, I wish I could have spent a few more weeks in the city. I am going to miss being able to take the Metro everywhere and the city atmosphere. It is much more exciting than the small town I am from.
Before I left DC, I promised my friends back home that I would bring them all Krispy Kreme donuts since the closest one to us is over an hour away. So, on the Friday afternoon before we left I picked up a dozen assorted donuts. Somehow, I was able to carry all the donuts, 75 pounds of luggage, a laptop, a backpack, and a purse all the way from the RAF to my house back in Massachusetts without squishing one donut. When I got home, I quickly threw the donuts on the counter and went to get the rest of my luggage. When I got back inside, my dog was enjoying eight of the donuts I just worked so hard to bring back!
I hope that all of you new, incoming TWC interns enjoy your time in the city!
Monday, August 2, 2010
Sorry I have not written anything in a while. Things have been crazy as TWC and my time in DC is coming to an end. Most of last week was spent working on my portfolio, finishing up my report for work, and working on a written assignment for class. In between all of my hard work, I went to the pool and worked out as much as possible. I found a great pool in the Dupont Circle area (the Francis Pool). It is free if you are a DC resident, if not its $4. Most of the time I can get away with saying I am a resident by showing my government ID. The pool is located on 15th and N Streets, NW, and I would definitely recommend hitting it up if you are looking for a relaxing place to spend a day.
Last week, one of my best friends from school called and said she was in DC for an afternoon which was a great surprise. She and her boyfriend were at the end of a cross country road trip and he had never been to DC. I walked around the National Mall with them for a while looking at all the monuments. It was great catching up and being able to show her where I was living for the summer! I know this is a short post, but I will be sure to write soon with pictures and more exciting news!