Tuesday, July 5, 2011
4th of July
I have officially survived the madness that is 4th of July in Washington, D.C. My PA and I saw (most of) the parade in the afternoon, which was very conveniently located just a few blocks from our apartment. The most interesting part of the parade for me was probably seeing the penny-farthings (those are the bicycles with one giant wheel and one small wheel). They were quite irreverent and the riders did several neat tricks. At night I went to the Capital concert hosted by Jimmy Smits (Matt Santos for all you fellow West Wing fans). Good music all the way around (Josh Groban, Matthew Morrison, Steve Martin, Jordin Sparks). Afterwards, I watched the fireworks and I have to say I was a little underwhelmed. I had always heard the DC fireworks were amazing, but I have seen comparable shows before. The highlight of the weekend was being able to watch the Nationals vs. Pirates game from the Verizon box. Verizon is a sponsor of AAPD and they were nice enough to invite several of us to watch the games and fireworks on July 2. I enjoyed spending time with my fellow interns and watching the Nationals come from behind and beat the Pirates.