Monthly Archives: June 2016

Trip to Washington, DC

Last month, Chip and I took a trip to Washington, DC for one of my dear college friend’s wedding. Nothing beats seeing the people you love marry their best friend and watching Alyssa marry Eric was so incredibly special. Alyssa and I met our freshman year at Trinity while living just down the hall from each other. We quickly bonded over our high school dance experiences, love for travel, and obsession with the show So You Think You Can Dance. She was even my big sister when I joined APO at the beginning of our sophomore year. Over the course of our four years at Trinity, we created a weekly tradition: Tuesday night dinners together. Looking back, I think the only time we didn’t meet was during our fall semester of junior year when we each studied abroad. These weekly dinners will always be one of the highlights to my college experience, and I am so thankful for the phone dates we continue to have throughout the year. Alyssa, congrats again to you and Eric, we love you both!!

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Before the homecoming dance our sophomore year at Trinity

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APO Opening Ceremonies

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The three generations to our APO family (yes, I was in turn Chip’s big)

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Our last Tuesday dinner our senior year

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Loved having Alyssa stand beside me at my wedding, so bummed I didn’t get a picture with her at hers!

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Trinity Tigers at Alyssa and Eric’s wedding

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My cute date for Alyssa’s wedding

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Loved catching up with these ladies

Since Chip had never visited Washington, DC and the only time I had been there was when I was 16 years old and at a leadership conference, we decided to fly out early for the wedding and make this our big vacation of the summer. During my high school trip, I really didn’t get to see much of the city. If I remember correctly, we walked around a lot to different conference rooms, went into the Capitol building, and saw the World War II and Vietnam Memorials. That was pretty much it. So in a way, this felt like my first time to DC. After hearing Alyssa talk about her love for the city for the last five years and reading up on all the different museums, I knew we would have a great trip. Y’all. DC completely surpassed our expectations. I did not expect to fall in love with this city the way I did. We couldn’t believe the quantity and quality of Smithsonian museums and how incredible the monuments are in person. You couldn’t go anywhere in the city without seeing some incredible pieces of history. I can definitely see why Alyssa decided to move out there after we graduated from Trinity!

We were able to spend about five and a half days in DC and could have easily stayed for another week. There is so much to see and do in this city and I really do hope we make it back there again. Stay tuned for some of our favorite highlights to our trip!