After the busy orientation week, I welcomed the three day Memorial weekend. I had a wonderful time with my fellow interns. We mixed a little sightseeing in with the Memorial weekend events. Sunday afternoon, we walked down Constitution Avenue. I find the green spaces to be very peaceful and plan to visit The Mall often. That evening, I attended the concert on Capitol Hill that is broadcast by PBS. It did seem a respectful way to honor those who have served our country.
While at the event, I remember thinking how incredible it was to be sitting on the west lawn of the Capitol. As the sun set, I noticed the Capitol even more, It is an inspiring image to see the building illuminated at night. While I am here, I definitely intend to take the advice of others and visit as many of the monuments as I can in the evening.
The next day I attended the Memorial Day Parade. This parade takes place on Constitution Avenue as well. With the day getting hot, I grabbed a water and found a shadey spot to sit. I thoroughly enjoyed the assortment of marching bands. All and all, it was a nice weekend and wonderful break before starting at my internship placement. I cannot wait to tell you about that next week.