since spring break…

Happy Travels, life, Lincoln Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial, MLK Jr. Memorial, National Mall, spring break, spring break 2012, Vietnam Veteran's Memorial, washington, washington d.c. Washington D.C.

Sure it's been a… few weeks since vacation, but I have noticed I think about it frequently.  

Like have you noticed that the curbs in D.C. are granite?! And the gutters are brick! Seriously.

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And really, there aren't really gutters to speak of, so when you are standing on the curb and the bus goes zooming by watch your toes. Because that bus is only inches away from you.

I already have a list for my second visit, including the National Aquarium (I really like aquariums), the Newseum, and the Museum of Natural History.  

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No immediate plans to head back to D.C., but just like NYC, it's in my future. At some point.

I totally enjoyed the metro in D.C. too.  Once I figured out how it works and which way is which, I had a good time getting around.  It's helpful that I wasn't on a schedule and could wait for the next train if I was unsure.

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I really enjoyed seeing the Vietnam Veterans Memorial, Martin Luther King Jr's Memorial and Lincoln's Memorial.  I had pretty significant reactions there and I'd have liked to spend a bit more time. But it's true what they say, I walked my feet off in D.C. So much so that my whole body hurt by the end of the day.

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On the flight back I had a layover in Chicago.  It was the first time I've been there, and since I didn't leave the airport I don't really count it.  But I had an awesome view of the waterfront on the way in and I'm totally gonna go there. Someday.

only 7 more days

countdown, homework, life, spring break, The U

It's Monday and I'm back in the library. Shortly I'll dig in to my reading and get more writing done for the analytical paper due tomorrow.

But right now I take a break. I catch up on my social media. Write a few emails, text a couple friends. I find the music groove and organize the rest of my day. Drink my still-warm tea and get cozy in my seat. I'm gonna be here for awhile.

I dig in to my reading and get my paper done. I think about the article that needs to be written and turned in this afternoon. I think about the hours I have to spend at work later today.

Yeah, I get paid for it, but it feels like such a waste of time these days.

I scan my brain for my social agenda. Nothing. For now. Not true, snowshoeing Wednesday night. If I get my work done and make there in time.

And at this point I can't help but think about spring break, next week. Only 4 days of classes until I'm off for 10 days. 6 days of work until I leave. Only 4 papers due, 9 more class sessions, 2 newspaper articles to turn in.

It seems I've started a countdown.

Only 7 more days.