District of Colombia.

September 30, 2019

I’d visited D.C. 3 times before my trip there this summer.  The only difference was that before, I’d gone there with 100 students, which at the time I didn’t think was that much of a big deal.  Well, I definitely fooled myself. People would always say, “Oh, you’ve gotta make a trip out there by yourself!  D.C. is so creative and filled with so many things to do!  You’ll love it!”  I didn’t quite understand their sentiments until this last trip—it actually WAS an unforgettable trip in such a charming, yet busy city.  There was so much more to it than just the touristy things you must do. My favorite things in D.C. were simple pleasures and I can’t wait to visit again! Here’s why this was, by far, my favorite trop of the summer:
  1. Spending time with my loved ones, celebrating a birthday, and meeting new friends.
  2. Our special tour of Howard with an alumnus as our tour guide (@dreamsofjasmine).
  3. Visiting the National Museum of African American History and Culture and seeing Senator John Lewis retrace his memory of segregation while being recorded for an upcoming documentary.
  4. Eating lunch and dinner at restaurants at The Wharf while overlooking the beautiful waterfront of the Potomac River. My favorite restaurants were Mi Vida and Kith and Kin.
  5. Staying at The Line D.C. and becoming close friends with so many of the wonderful staff.
  6. Zipping through the streets on Bird scooters to enjoy the scenic routes of the city and avoid DC’s jigsaw traffic.
  With love, Jasmine Umenyi