Okay, here’s the post with photos! As I mentioned before, we left on Thursday evening, boarding seven buses (in addition to the five that had left the night before).
A mere 11-ish hours later (this sleep brought to you by Advil PM), we were at our host parish in Arlington, where breakfast and the rest of our group awaited.
The official University Mass was scheduled for that morning, but since I already had plans to go to a different Mass after the March, I struck out with a small group and saw some of the sights of D.C.
Despite having been to D.C. several times, I’ve never spent much time in the Natural History Museum. This time, however, our resident Floridian wanted to see some of the creepy things, so we wandered over there. I have pictures of jars of eels and cockroach-holding, but I think I’ll save those for a better time. After skipping the tarantula feeding in favor of a $4 cup of Smithsonian coffee, we headed out the front door to the National Mall and joined our group.
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On our way to find them, we ran into our favorite Dominican. We chatted for a bit, he shared his giant pretzel with us, and together we found the ND contingent.