Kevin and I took most of the group to lunch at the Dairy today. I had a veggie wrap, which was good. Everyone had UM ice cream (yum!). I had Final Exam Cram (cappucino ice cream), but I wish I had had coffee chip instead. I like the Dairy!
In the afternoon, we had our field trip to Chinatown, Adams-Morgan, and Shaw/U Street, three multi-cultural DC neighborhoods. We got a late start, but we finally got on the metro at about 2:30. At the Gallery Place-Chinatown metro station, we split into three groups for the Photo Scavenger Hunt. We had 40 minutes in Chinatown, and my group found everything except a Chinese street sign and a liquor store.
Then we got back on the metro and went to Columbia Heights. From there, we had a fairly long walk down Columbia Road to Adams-Morgan. When we arrived at 18th Street and Columbia Road, everyone was tired and hot, so we went to Tryst, an unusual coffee house, to have coffee or tea and rest a bit before continuing. I was very thirsty, so I really enjoyed my ice-cold blended capuccino! Afterwards I went out with Eriko and Rikko and we managed to collect a lot of the photos for Adams-Morgan, but I am not sure the other 2 groups took any pictures there (they were enjoying the rest too much!).
After that, we walked to U Street, which was another long walk. We didn't arrive at our meeting place, Cafe Nema, until 7 p.m.! At that point, most of the group was too tired to continue, so Tim escorted them back to College Park. Ji Won and Laura stayed to have dinner with about 6 students at Ben's Chili Bowl, and Kevin and I went home. I got home at 8:00! It's now 11:00 and I am going to bed!
Lone picture from the U Street/Shaw Photo Scavenger Hunt: A Civil War Memorial