Wow, what a weekend, I spent a 3 day weekend in Washington DC for the fall break with a group of International Club students which included Me, Lloyd and Shane.
At the beginning it seemed like nothing would really fall into place, the coach was late and the weather was not unlike a bad day in Torquay. The journey itself was a long and mind numbingly boring 8 hours, normally I wouldn’t mind that length of journey but the coach wasn’t very comfortable, plus I hadn’t had much sleep the night before so it made for a quite interesting mixture. While we were on the road me and Lloyd took the opportunity to record a few minutes of audio for the ABC1 Podcast which included a rather reluctant cameo appearance from Shane.
We arrived the hotel at about 1.30am surprisingly none of us were tired, so we went to our hotel room and started to set-up our gear, chargers, laptops cameras and all sorts then we went for a 3am walk around the vicinity, right from the start my immediate reaction was “I want to live there”.
The first morning (Saturday) we all met up in the lobby and walked to The Mall, which is the part of the city from which everything is accessible. We had a choice – walk around the museums for the day, or walk around the city and visit places like The White House, Washington Monument, Capitol Hill and Lincoln Memorial – obviously we chose the latter.
Because it wasn’t a nice day and we weren’t sure what the weather would do for the next few days we decided to go to all of the important places and get photos then if the weather gets better then we would go back and take better ones.
First off we decided to visit Capitol Hill, it’s a pretty cool building and as you can imagine has quite a high presence of security, after we visited the Washington Monument, but not before taking some funny photos with it in the distance.
After a lot of walking we got back to the hotel and rested for an hour, we we’re meeting the group in the lobby at 5.30 so we we’re just counting down the minutes. We were being taken to Georgetown which is a small town next to DC, it’s a pretty nice place, a harbour, houses, a high street – you might just call it a town in the UK, even the architecture was a closer match to the UK than the rest of the US. We walked around the town for a while and went for something to eat, the restaurant was pretty nice even if it was a bit noisy.
I will post photos and a few more posts about the other days (which have far more interesting photos) within the next few days, there are currently issues around photo organisation at the moment, I took over 800 photos and didn’t really think about organisation when I imported them.