Well, first on Thursday night (pre-weekend, if you will), I went with a few friends to join the local Young Dem's to watch the President's acceptance speech at the DNC.
The view from the top of the hill was incredible. They say that from his house, Frederick Douglass could see Maryland, where he had been a slave, and the U.S. Capitol, so he could see the entire progression of his life.
After the service project, we made a stop to "The Big Chair" in Anacostia (another bucket list item crossed off the list!). It was once the biggest chair in the world, but it has since been upstaged.
|We got a lil' silly. :)|
and HAD to stop for pictures! Totally reminds me of Oakland. :)
Our next stop was the National Geographic Museum. They currently have an exhibit called "1,001 Inventions of the Muslim World," which was FREE on Saturday ($8 normally). Naturally, the line was over an hour long. Please pardon our post-service project attire. (We didn't get a chance to change in between activities.)
|While in line, we shared Jeff's smoothie and bonded with cute kiddos. (PS So CRAZY that they all had iPhones!!)|
|Bonus cute kiddo photo. This is Assis (sp?). He is 3 yrs. old.|
We LOVED his family and are glad we were next to them in line!
|Alyssa, Jeff, and Steph debate where to go first.|
|If you know me, you won't be surprised to know that these were my two favorite things I learned in the whole exhibit.|
|Apparently, Steph and I act like fools when being photographed together.|
After a hot shower and some hot soup, my evening concluded with the PREPPIEST of birthday parties for my friends, Maggie and Becky,
|Bremen (big bro to Mags), Mags, me, Becky + STRIPES!!|
Unfortunately, I'd already been feeling a bit rundown, and the combination of running around everywhere, plus being in the rain and chilly air resulted in me being sick on Sunday. :( I made it through the first 20 minutes of church, and then I went home to sleeeeeep (plus some soup and OJ and whatnot). I sit now, writing to you from my sickbed.... Ha ha! Pardon the drama. I just thought it would be a funny sentence. :)