How is everyone’s week going? I can’t believe we’re already halfway through August – this summer is flying by! My co-intern is going back to school this week and I’m CRYING. I’ll be so lonely at work from now on 😭 I’m cherishing every hour I have with her left!
Last week, I left pretty early in the week to go to D.C. for a conference with a student organization (in fact, I’m Madam President 😉). I’ll be skipping over the conference stuff obviously, but I was in D.C. for four days and we had plenty of time to explore the city.
We left bright and early on Wednesday and got there around 5pm. It was so humid, y’all. I have a good friend from high school who goes to Georgetown so I made plans with her the day before to meet up for dinner. We went to Curry and Pie since she knows I’m a die-hard fan of Indian cuisine! I loved it: paneer pizza? I’m all in.
After, we walked to the beautiful waterfront of Potomac River, where we could see the financial district in Virginia across the water. Then we walked around the Georgetown campus, which was stunning, but smaller than I imagined.
We said our goodbyes and then I headed back to the hotel to hang out with the ladies who came with me for the conference. We went out to explore the nightlife and ended up at Rebellion; heads up, Wednesday nights are pretty dead in D.C. We learned that there are noise ordinances so they had to close their rooftop bar at 11:30pm.
The next day, my group had scheduled a White House tour super early. I was pretty excited, but we ended up going through security for longer than we were actually in the White House, and we only saw the East Wing. It was a little underwhelming, not going to lie. Most of the rest of Thursday was spent at the conference, really.
The first half of Friday was also spent at the conference, but around 5pm, we had time to explore. We went out to dinner as a group at Provision 14, which was an awesome spot for drinks. I got a Moscow Mule and the shrimp linguini.
Then we headed to the monuments! First stop? The Lincoln Memorial and the Reflecting Pool. We spent quite a long time taking photos there, haha. The lighting was prime! We walked through the Vietnam Veterans Memorial too. We headed back pretty early to get ready to go out, since it was a Friday night. We spent our night at Mad Hatter, which I highly recommend if you’re in the mood for some dancing!
The first half of Saturday was spent at the conference as well, and then after it concluded, we got Shake Shack for lunch and then headed for the Holocaust Museum. I love reading stories about WWII (my favorite book of all time is All the Light We Cannot See), so I really enjoyed spending hours in there.
That was pretty much the end of our trip – overall, I really cool city. We never tried public transportation, but the Ubers weren’t expensive either. I got a few mosquito bites (will they NEVER END?!) and it’s super humid; we even got caught in the rain once (it literally came out of nowhere). I loved the architecture in the city; a lot of the buildings had French-influenced windows and it felt very Paris-y at times. There’s so much I didn’t get to see, but I have a feeling I’ll be returning to D.C. some day. I bonded with my team, which was the goal all along.
As of right now, I have no idea where I’m headed this weekend – guess we’ll both find out later!
Thanks for reading, as always!