First Weekend in DC
Trip Start Jan 11, 2006
15Trip End May 05, 2006
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Break down of the long Weekend:
The day started as my roommate Cal and I went to main camous to get our IDs. It's pretty nice because they have a shuttle (that's free--yay!) that goes between the 2 campuses and teh metro station. Got my Id so I can finally print my resume and be prepped for the internship bazaar. There were several interesting places (approx
I talked to several other organizations, handed out a lot of resumes and have 3 interviews this week so far. The first sounds pretty interesting. It is with a documentary company that makes documentaries for PBS and other networks. They are currently reserching and filming documentaries on several economic issues, so it is highly applicable
Still doing more follow up to try and secure a good internship. I have to have one by the 25th so I'm focusing on that more right now than sightseeing. Sad I know. But I will soon. I took a break and explored Tenleytwon, which is the neighborhood that my campus is in. Got stuff for the room that I didn't feel like shipping, and other logistical stuff.
Later in the evening I went with Kathleen yalung from GU and some of her floor mates to duPOnt Circle via Metro. They were looking for some dinner so we asked a cop about good and cheap places to eat in the area. Because I was wearing my Poli-Sci sweatshirt, he directed us to a Greek restaurant called Zorba's. It must be a favorite of the cops in that precint because there must have been like 4 of them in the restaurant
Wow that was kinda long...I'll try to be more terse from here on out.
Saturday was not as eventful, went back to Tenley town to get more stuff people need. Back to campus to strategize the day and our plan of attack for the city. Probably around 2pm we (Kathleen, her roomie Tanya from USF) headed back to the Tenley Metro to board the metro to Union Station. It was very cold with a biting wind. It is suppossed to warm up in a few days, but hopefully soon. Trekking across the city on a daily basis will be less enjoyable otherwise. Darn anti-cold temperment. We got to Union Station, whose architecture is absolutely gorgeous. I've been there before and have many pics from then that are much better, but I took more just because I can. Unfortuantly I never read the user manual for my camera, so the pics were kinda dark. I'll figure it out though. Y'all can notice my progress through the semester. It will be like a virtual journey in Rachel's self-improvemnt re: camera skills. Or not. Anyway, much of the building has been renovated and shops and restaurants have taken up residence
Loaded the metro again to Silver Springs, MD. It was a relatively long jaunt on the Metro, but a short stop in the town. As we were walking towards the mall to get cold weather stuff, I saw a kiss and ride sign for Metro. I was going to take a pic on the way back, but the snow flurries and intense wind made me forget. The wind was so strong, it was actually pushing us down the hill. Crazyness. I might go back just for a pic of that sign. I wonder if it is literal, or an acronym. I mean the Metro fares add up a lot.
Metro to Chinatown. Didn't see much because it was cold though. We went to the nearest Chinese restaurant that had a sign for cheap dinner and headed in. Took a few quick pics of the arch, which is beautiful, but due to cold induced laziness I didn't find a good location to take the picture from. When they have the Chinese New Year, I'll surely take better ones of the parade and such.
Back to campus, where I was finally able to pick up some of the stuff I shipped, and a couple of my books as well. Luckily the homework I have for Tues is on one of the books that came. Yeah me! Unpacked a bit, relaxed watched the GU-Pepperdine stats online, (not nearly as exciting as watching the game on TV or at the arena) but that's the best I could do.