You’ll do anything for the ones you love. I learned the truthfulness of that phrase this weekend when I traveled to Washington, D.C. to visit my close friend Kacie (KC). I love her like the little sister I never had. She’s staying in Maryland temporarily & her sister and I decided to fly out to spend some quality time with her.
Although we encountered some unexpected issues while in town we also created some pretty great memories. Here’s a recap of the transportation, food & tourist spots I experienced during my weekend stay.
I’m going to put this as nicely as I can….the transportation system in Maryland & D.C is horrid in my opinion. Specifically I’m referring to the Metro which is like a more complicated version of the Metra back home in Chicago. The Metro is not tourist friendly I repeat IS NOT. Our first day in D.C, we landed at the tiny Reagan airport & decided to take Metro to our hotel. There was a kiosk but no one there to help us. Eventually a worker came out (with a terrible attitude) and explained (barely) which trains we needed to take. Needless to say that was of little assistance & we took the train in the wrong direction.
So 3 Metro trains, 1 shuttle bus & 1 taxi later we arrived at our hotel in Greenbelt, MD. Woohoo!!!
Now of course, we were tired but we had yet to see KC so we hopped on the Metro again & headed towards her. She ran onto the train when she saw us & we hugged & cried.😩😢 In that moment, I appreciated all the commuting we did because it was worth it to finally be with my friend who I haven’t seen in months!
Later that night we were back at a Metro station waiting for our hotel shuttle to pick us up. It was supposed to be a 10 min wait but it had turned into 40. We sat waiting & enjoying the perfect summer night until 3 policeman approached a couple who were sitting at a bus stop. We were immediately concerned. I prayed that Jehovah keep us safe. (given the fact that Maryland currently doesn’t have the best rep regarding police activity.) But thankfully the situation was handled & the officers came over to chat with us & diffuse the troubled looks on our faces. Turns out they were really nice! They waited with us & when our shuttle was taking too long they gave us a ride back to the hotel. (I can finally check riding in the back of cop car off my bucket list lol jk) 🚨✔️ But it was a cool experience & I’m grateful that Jehovah answered my prayer & helped us have safe travels.
**Our hotel apologized abt the late shuttle & we found this under our door the next day:
Great customer service for sure. 👍🏼
Next day (after our free breakfast) we were at the Metro station & ran into some nice friends who were doing public witnessing 😊 It was a great morning!
The food places we tried in D.C were awesome. (Unlike the Metro) So if you’re a foodie like me you’ll definitely appreciate a visit to this city. Our first night we ate in Chinatown at the adorable Royal Thai restaurant with KC. The pad Thai w/tofu was the best I’ve ever had! 😋😋
The next day we tried an amazing Mexican restaurant called Oyamel. It’s a fun, modern eatery that specializes in apps & small plates. I loved it!!
The last place we had a chance to stop at was &Pizza, a create-your-own flatbread pizza spot. It was cheap & really good. It reminds me of a place called Blaze pizza back at home.
It was beautiful to note that JWs were never subjected to systematic killings. We know that’s because Jehovah would never allow His people to be completely wiped out. So even amidst the Holocaust He was always with His people & never forsook them. We really do serve an incredible God. ❤️
This was the shortest & cheapest trip I’ve ever taken but it was filled with priceless memories & amazing views shared with the invaluable friends I love. I’ll always appreciate this trip but I appreciate the reason for the trip even more. #DCForKC ✊🏼