When I went to the US (West Coast) for work, I decided to extend my trip by a few days and fly out to the East Coast to visit my aunt and uncle. It was a quick side trip to be honest and how I wish I could’ve stayed longer (like live there), but I think I was able to squeeze in everything I wanted to see in 3 days.
As soon as I arrived at Reagan National Airport, the tour begun.
First stop was unloading my stuff in their place and eating out at their fave Mediterranean resto where they serve great kebab. Then we headed to Mount Vernon – the plantation of George Washington and his family. It’s located in Fairfax County, VA.
We went in for an early night as I was still recovering from my red eye flight the night before.
The next day, my uncle went with me to DC for a whole day of museums and government buildings.
We capped the day with a meal at another favorite – this time, a Vietnamese resto which they frequent on weekends.
My last full day was spent at Arlington Cemetery in the morning (of course, to visit the Kennedys) and praying at 2 major churches in the area – National Cathedral and the Basilica of the Immaculate Conception.
Since I was always dead tired at night, didn’t get the chance to go for a night out (and I seriously doubt my aunt will allow me to go on my own anyway). But I’m glad that my uncle drove passed the Georgetown area so I got a taste of university life that I once dreamed of.
Dinner that night was in a resto very near their place where they serve ribs. Yum!
I was happy that I got the chance to try their subway (which was very easy to take). We didn’t take the car in our DC tour as it was hard to get a parking space, plus it’s very pricey.
My flight back was in the morning the following day and I had to leave their place early. I really hated leaving DC as I kind of liked how they lived there. My imagination ran wild, trying to remember the many movies/ TV shows set in DC (Designated Survivor, American President etc) and can’t help but also regret (a bit) why I didn’t pursue my plan to study and work in the US.
Anyway, enough of that. All in all, my US trip was something I won’t forget for a very long time as I really had fun going on my own and exploring new places, meeting new people. It was made more memorable because I spent time with my aunt and uncle in lovely DC. I can’t wait to go back. I’m keeping my fingers crossed that I can go back this year.
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