This past weekend was filled with fun, heat, fireworks, and birthdays. To kick off the weekend, I had the opportunity to visit with Ashley who is one of my college friends on Friday night. She graduated in May of 2009, and she now lives in Maryland and works in DC as an American Sign Language interpreter. We both have insanely busy schedules, so it has been rather difficult to schedule time together. I am very happy to say that I got to not only spend Friday night catching up with her, but we had the opportunity to watch the fireworks together on the 4th of July together also. We had a great view from our blankets spread out right in front of the reflecting pool at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. Sunday night we were joined by her boyfriend and three other friends that graduated from our university as well. It was a great night to sit outside, catch up, and watch the fireworks. The best part about it all…..it was FREE. That’s one of the things I love about this city; many of its greatest attractions do not cost a dime to the patrons who visit it. Not only was it our great nation’s birthday this past weekend, but July 4th also marked the 21st birthday of Merri, one of my roommates. For her celebration, we had dinner at the Founding Farmers restaurant Saturday night followed by a small get together at our apartment. I am not going to lie; I am a little bit jealous that she gets to celebrate her birthday every year with a parade, fireworks, and a concert. Unfortunately, the only drawback to this whole weekend was the heat. I have been reading in the news that the whole East Coast has been blanketed by a layer of heat and clouds that just won’t budge. This makes it very humid, muggy, and overall oppressive. I hope that the weather cools down very soon!!
Wishing Everyone a Pleasant Week,