I'M HERE TO SEE THE PRESIDENT

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Two weekends ago, I went to see the President in Washington D.C. I had it all planned - I would relay the hello that my mum offered to him from London... I do not think that he got the message I was there...Because when I arrived the place was swarmed with security. I guess just because I was there to see him, did not mean he was available to see me, but a lady can only dream! Thus, I had to settle for other attractions to fill my time and a standard view of the White House.


As I stated in an earlier post, I am hopeless with directions and planning, so I left it to one of my competent buddies.

I complained about the 3 hour journey to Charlotte, but I did not realise what I was in store for our trip to Washington – it was 6 hours. I am an internet junkie, so what did not help was the wifi kept on cutting in and out of use. Following the 6 hour train journey from Raleigh to D.C, my friends and I thought it would be a good idea to get some food and get acquainted with the city.

I cannot quite remember, what the food place was called, however it was the worst food that I have had since I arrived in the USA. Thus, this is why images of it are lacking.


On the Friday evening and during the day on Saturday, we did everything tourist - visited the Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill,the White House. A few things I discovered during the tours is 1. Washington D.C. is cold - snow decided to greet us when we were having a little wonder. 2. In Washington D.C. you walk a lot - I felt as though I lost weight by the end of my visit 3. The subway system in D.C. is much nicer than the New York subway - it reminded me of Tube, although they can not really be compared.



Saturday was the best day! We started the day off with brunch (which is a pretty big thing in D.C). Due to my sweet tooth, I opted for the blueberry pancakes which were so good! We had dinner at a place called Silo where the atmosphere was so chilled - it imitated restaurants that you would typically find in Shoreditch or Brick Lane. I loved that I could sing along with the music - although I kept this strictly limited to my table. We attempted to explore the night life in D.C. however this is rather difficult to do so when under the age of 21. Before heading back to Raleigh we had a wonder around Newseum, which was great however I do not think that it was worth the $24 I paid to get in.

Overall, D.C. was full of history. It had many museums - there was literally one on every street. But I am not jumping to go back... I have seen the White House, so feel content!
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