Thankful for Turkey and Family

Thankful for Turkey and Family

Happy Turkey Day! Thanksgiving is one of my favorite holidays of the year. I mean, who doesn’t love to stuff their face for hours on end and then go shopping for things you don’t really need but, “It’s such a good deal”? This year, I couldn’t make it home for Thanksgiving because tickets to Ohio during the holiday season cost more than double than what they would typically be; I was a little bummed about missing out on the best holiday of the year. I heard that DC is most quiet during Thanksgiving because everyone goes home, so I figured that could be pretty neat.

 

 

Reunited and It Felt So Good

 

Take the Bus, But Choose Wisely

Last weekend, I rode a Bolt Bus (never heard of them before this trip) to New York City and returned in a Megabus (I didn’t get the $1 ticket people always talk about). Although I was most apprehensive about the Bolt Bus since I had never heard of it before, it was my favorite. Our bus driver was actually the coolest guy ever, and the ride was comfortable and fairly quick. Megabus was alright; I felt like it was a little more uncomfortable, but it did have better Wi-Fi than my apartment, so that was an added bonus. This weekend, I tried out Greyhound… let’s just say I’m not a fan. I know, you’re probably thinking, “Come on Griso, what do you expect? It’s cheap public transportation!” And I agree, but I just thought the other two buses were much better. The most annoying part of the whole trip was that we stopped about 5 different times on our way to Pittsburgh to pick and drop people off, each time adding about 20 minutes to the trip. I liked that the other two buses went straight through to my destination; I am an impatient person, so you can only imagine my frustration when I just wanted to get to where I paid to go.

 

Sorry for my rant - I just thought I’d give you guys a review on my recent forms of transportation, just in case you plan on using any of these buses in the future.

 

Despite All the Stopping, I Made It to Pitt... And Batman

 

Thanksgiving Switch Off, Christmas Switch On

Come all Christmas trees, pretty lights and creepy Santa suits; it’s officially Christmas season. The day after Thanksgiving, the whole atmosphere changes, and we should be singing Christmas carols while shopping for gifts and wearing ugly Christmas sweaters. I love this time of the year, and the fact that the end of Thanksgiving marks the beginning of the most wonderful time of the year is one of the reasons I love Thanksgiving so much. I am not going to lie, I was a little bummed out that I wasn’t able to put up the tree with my family this year or attend our local tree lighting ceremonies with them, but I have been able to see some of those one my own and DC is slowly transitioning to the Holiday season.

 

 

I went into Union Station on Monday, and there was a huge tree up and three giant wreaths hanging in the front of the building. Apparently, the White House tree recently arrived and the Capitol Building tree is in the process of being lit as well, so I am definitely looking forward to that. ABC also starts their Christmas countdown this week and Polar Express is kicking off the countdown followed by The Grinch… so, I’m slightly overjoyed. I may not be beginning the holiday season with my family, but getting to welcome the holidays in this beautiful city will surely be something I will never forget.


Two weeks left in the best city ever - don’t worry, I’ll save the sappiness for next week as I will probably bawl all week long.


Happy Holidays,
GB

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