After 11 states, an audio book, The Serial Podcast, and countless peanut-butter pretzel nuggets, Reagan and I are finally in DC!
We are so excited for this adventure but there is no doubt that we are both feeling overwhelmed and a little homesick (and so happy that we have each other). We were so comfortable and had such a good routine in Utah, and now we have been shaken up
a little a lot. We are working on figuring out our new normal and that kind of stuff just takes time and patience. :)
There is a huge shopping center (uh-oh) less than 2 miles away from us so the first night we got here we decided to walk down and get something to eat. Being the rookies around here and all, we just grabbed a coat and were on our way. We got to the restaurant and once we were done eating, we go to walk outside and it is completely pouring rain! We didn’t even think to check the weather before we left (#rookiemistake). Needless to say, we were both soaked by the time we made it home. All we could do was laugh and be thankful that we have a dryer. Lesson learned #1, check the weather before you decide to walk somewhere.
Beside from trying to figure out our new normal, we really love the area where we are living (a lot of beautiful, old homes) and our little basement apartment. I feel safe and cozy here. Reagan is enjoying his internship so far and is learning a lot. The new members of congress were being sworn in on his first day and he got to meet Mia Love. He also came home with 20,000 steps (me… a whopping 200! Ha ha. I need to find a gym quick!). They were walking all around Capitol Hill to get familiar with the area since the interns will be conducting tours. This weekend we plan to explore the National Mall. It has been really cold so I need to find some warmer boots (good thing there are endless amount of stores less than 5 minutes away from me). It is a different kind of cold than we are used to in Utah. A damp cold. We are learning we need layers, layers, and more layers.
I am looking forward to the weekend and to becoming more familiar with everything. I think we are really going to love it!