Tuesday, May 29, 2007

DC and NY

Have just returned to Coeur d'Alene after a little over a week spent in DC and NY. The moot court competition went very well. Seth and I advanced to the semi-finals--placing us in the top 12 out of 63 teams. So we worked hard Monday-Thursday, but made sure to take some time to eat good food and see a little of DC. Friday I flew to NY to spend the weekend with a friend who is working there. We did a lot of shopping, saw some of the sites, and stayed out way too late! Got to see the sun come up both Sunday and Monday...hadn't gone to bed yet Sunday morning, and was up to head to the airport at that time Monday morning.
Monday I spent with my friend Amanda in DC, and we had an incredible Memorial Day experience. We decided to head to Arlington, and just as we were getting off the metro they were getting ready for President Bush to come through. So we saw him go by in the motorcade coming into Arlington, and then leaving after his laying of the wreath at the Tomb of the Unknown Soldiers. We then watched veterans laying wreaths at the Tomb for awhile. We then went to the WWII memorial and spent some time there. Incredibly moving way to spend the day. When I was driving home last night the topic of discussion on the radio was whether Memorial Day has become more about the start of summer (bbqing, boating, etc) than about remembering our soldiers. Spending the day at the memorials and Arlington served as a powerful reminder of what the day is for.
Two days now until I leave, so better get back to packing.

1 comment:

Stacie said...

Congrats on doing so well at your court competition! You guys worked very hard! You have to be totally excited about Cambodia by now! You’re going to have a good summer! Keep in touch!