Yesterday, my uncle from Dallas was in DC for the weekend for a business meeting. So my parents, my brother, and my aunt and uncle decided to drive down and pick me up on the way so that we could spend some time roaming DC together before he had to catch his flight.
They left from New Jersey really early in the morning, and got to my apartment around 8:30. Before we moved any further, we all ran to Towson Hot Bagels. I live in 9 East, which is a new apartment right across the street from campus. Since it’s brand new, all of the shops on the first floor are either brand new as well or still in the process of opening. THB opened a couple months ago and it’s been a game changer, since I’ve been craving a good bagel here for a long time. We grabbed some coffee and bagels, loaded up the minivan, and headed for DC.
It takes about an hour to get into DC from Baltimore, and its mainly just straight driving, which is nice for people like my that genuinely don’t understand basic geography or roads. We drive into DC, and then pick our uncle up from his hotel. From there, we head to Georgetown to wander around a little bit. Namely, we walk around the Georgetown campus. My little brother is a senior in high school and he’s headed there in a few weeks, so we checked out his dorm, the library, and the big castle thing every flyer has on it. I tried my best not to make subtle jabs in Hopkins’ favor here and there, but I ended up making, like, many. They do have nice views of the Potomac, though. I’ll give them that.
After Georgetown, we drove back into the center of DC and passed a street lined with embassies. It’s kind of like the World Showcase in Disney’s Epcott, minus the rides and fireworks and Disney. But then we finally ended up at this restaurant called Masala Art. I hadn’t had Indian food in a while, to be honest, so I went nuts. At the end of the meal, I shamelessly boxed as much as I could so that I wouldn’t have to make dinner tomorrow.
After lunch, we made it to Reagan International on time to drop him off on his flight, and then headed up to Baltimore. It’s nice how close DC and Baltimore are, because my parents will be able to knock out both visits/food drop offs for my brother and I next year all in one shot; Baltimore’s right in the way from Jersey to DC. When we got to Baltimore, we made a pit stop at Starbucks and then they headed home.
While living in Baltimore over the summer has been amazing, it’s nice to be able to constantly be around my family as well. I’m packing up now to head home for the last couple weeks of summer, and then I’ll be back at the end of the month for my l a s t y e a r o f c o l l e g e.