The Busiest Week

The Busiest Week

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving!

 

I spent the long weeked at a chalet in West Virgina with my brother and sister and their families. West Virginia is just a two hour drive from downtown D.C., with surprisingly no traffic! We packed up my brother's tiny car with all of our bags, including all of my books and assignments, and headed into the woods. The chalet was sitting part-way up a mountain, surrounded by trees. It was the perfect spot to relax and enjoy some time with my family. We cooked what was my third Thanksgiving meal, watched some football (I spent this time playing with my sister's puppy, football isn't my thing), and enjoying the gorgeous 65 degree weather (which is crazy to me: it is NEVER 65 degrees at the end of November in Minnesota where I usually spend my Thanksgiving).

 

This is a view from the top of the driveway, so pretty!

 

This is my sister's puppy, Laila, ejoying the space to run around (though she had to stay on a leash, we were warned there might be bears!)

 

And this is our delicious Thanksgiving dinner

 

I am still surprised by how many beautiful places surround D.C., and they aren't difficult to get to! I definitely suggest making some trips out of the city while you're here; it is a wonderful way to get a break from the craziness of work and school. Though for me, the weekend wasn't all about relaxing. I am taking the LSAT in just three days. Three. So I spent most of my weekend studying, and with our portfolios due this coming Monday...my week will be filled with studying, too.

 

Check out all my books. A little overwhelming, but I'm almost done with them all!

 

I do have a few breaks scheduled for the next couple days: I was lucky enough to win tickets to the National Chrismas Tree Lighting Ceremony! For any of you that are here for the fall semester, I definitely suggest trying to get tickets for this. You just submit a form online listing your top two choices for numbers of tickets and seating and you are entered into an online lottery. The tickets are free and it is definitely a unique D.C. experience. I'm excited to tell you all about it!

 

I also have a tour of the White House this Friday morning with my Emerson class. That is one of the tourist activities I have really been hoping to be able to do!

 

After looking at the beautiful views in West Virginia, I wanted to share with you all another great view here in D.C.

 

This is a picture taken from the top of the Old Post Office Pavilion building. This is a destination that I think generally gets overlooked by most visitors. The Pavilion itself just has a few touristy shops and places to eat, it's a good stop to make for a snack or a souvenir when you are visiting museums because it's located just off the National Mall. But taking a trip to the top is definitely worth it! It was one of my favorite views of the city so far.

 

Five days from now and the bulk of my work here at TWC will be done! The semester has flown by!!

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