It took us a few hours to get there, but we were on a very nice coach bus, and we were able to watch a few movies there and back. Once we got to Atlantic City, we were given some food and gambling vouchers, but the first thing I wanted to do was go shopping! There are two long street full of outlet shopping, and if I was not too concerned about having to put everything in my suitcase to go home, I think I would have bought a new wardrobe!
We then headed to the beach. It was so nice to be in the sand and have a nice breeze in my hair. The water was rather cold, but it was so worth stepping in. My roommate Julia went with me, and we met up with some of our friends and just chatted on the beach for a while. When we finally got hungry, we went to go eat seafood. We had lobster spring rolls and jumbo shrimp cocktail. It was delicious! Before we left I promised my mom and dad that I would gamble a few dollars for them. I lost, but it was really fun!
During the week I hit up two main places I wanted to see before I left. My other roommate, Alex, and I went to the Library of Congress and to the Supreme Court. They both brought so much history to life and I was very excited to see all of the unique architecture inside.
The thing that I was most enthusiastic about was being in the Library of Congress and seeing the actual props used in National Treasure II: Book of Secrets. I loved both movies, and I was really neat to see the actual props and stand in the areas the movie was filmed.
The other thing that very impressive to me was the Thomas Jefferson Library. I was unable to take pictures inside the library, but it is a MUST see when you come to DC.
This week was also the last week for several of my co-workers and classmates. I really enjoyed the company of everyone that I have met here. There are so many different cultures and personalities, and it is a real life experience to meet new people.
After my last day of class and the last day for some of my co-workers, we all went out and celebrated. It was really fun to just hang out and not have to worry about homework and deadlines! The relationships I have made here outweigh most of my experiences here! Now I am counting down the days until I go home to TEXAS!