4th of July in D.C.

I’m happy to say that this year, I had the opportunity to celebrate 4th of July in none other than D.C.!! Yes, it was wonderful. Yes, it was crowded. And yes, it was unbelievably hot and humid! Coming from LA, I’m used to the heat. 100° doesn’t phase me, but humidity…I can do without.
My friend from Wellesley (the same person who is teaching not teaching me Portuguese) has an internship in D.C. working for Governor Patrick of MA. She was kind enough to host me for about a week and take me to all the touristy sites.

We ended up walking everywhere. We also ate a lot, so I guess that balanced out.

It was a long weekend and since pictures are worth a thousand words, here you go:

Loyal Massachusettians! We visited the WWII Memorial. Probably my new favorite memorial.

Izzy, me, and Abe Lincoln. Typical day in D.C.

And of course, no trip to D.C. is complete without a trip to the Obama residence.

We ran into our other friend from Wellesley, Faa! And we all went to the Holocaust Museum. Clearly Izzy just loves her.

Part of the 4th of July weekend festivities was a Colombian Folklife Festival on the mall.

By the time Mon. came, I was so exhausted of taking photos, so I didn’t. Now I regret not photographing all the fireworks, but oh well.

I hope everyone else (at least those of you in the U.S.) also had a great 4th of July weekend!

A final note: I had a great time in D.C., but I still missed my wonderful coworker Meg. 🙂


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2 Responses to 4th of July in D.C.

  1. Marianna Gonzalez says:

    I was in D.C. for the fourth of July too! I thought I was going to melt – I’m used to dry heat, but not humid heat. I also went to the Holocaust Museum 🙂 I can’t wait for Wellesley.

    • Denisse Ruiz says:

      We can’t wait for you to arrive! Are you from the area? That was my first time in D.C., and I absolutely loved it! I hope to go back one day. Did you like your trip?

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