Hi Everyone! Hope you all had a wonderful 4th of July! I’ve got to say, this was the day I was looking forward to the most when I found out I was going to be in DC for the summer and it exceeded my expectations!
If you remember from my last post, I mentioned that we had a half day of work on Tuesday to start the holiday. Flor, Sheila and I went out to lunch and then walked to the Museum of American History. It was nice not being on a time schedule; we could do everything at our own pace. At one point in the afternoon, we noticed a large group of people gathering in the hallway. We stuck around to see what was going on and found ourselves at a demonstration of the student sit-in at the Greensboro lunch counter which was interesting. Overall, the museum was a lot of fun and I really enjoyed their company.
Yesterday, we celebrated two occasions: July 4th and my friend Alyssa’s 21st birthday! Alyssa wanted to go to Founding Farmer’s for her birthday brunch. Thankfully we had reservations because it’s a popular restaurant and we ended up having a group of 11. Everyone was dressed in red, white and blue; it was really fun! After brunch, we walked up to Adams Morgan and enjoyed the afternoon in a new part of the city.
Last night was the best though. Alyssa, Alex and I decided to watch the fireworks from the Lincoln Memorial. I don’t know that I have ever seen as many people in one place as I did last night at the fireworks. Between the crowds of people and the heat of the day, I was impressed that people were so friendly. I never once heard people arguing or getting mad at others for getting in their way. I think that says a lot about how people respect the holiday. Everyone was cheering and clapping during the fireworks; it was awesome! This is one 4th of July that I will always remember.
Have a great weekend everyone! Check back on Monday to read about my first Nationals game!