During Thanksgiving break my amazing dorm neighbor Mara (we also did crew together) invited me to come home with her. Mara lives in Rockville, Maryland. Mara was a fantastic guide, we got to do some awesome on-a-budget-poor-college-student sightseeing! First things first.. Rockville has a CAFE RIO!!! I was soo excited. I miss Mexican food every single day. *They did not have Mexican cokes.
Our homemade “schedule” of adventures! We made it to almost every sight! Every morning we would follow our Crew workout schedule, then make lunches (a fantastic way to eat healthy and save money on food) and drive to the metro stop to get into DC.
We were able to visit:
- The Lincoln Memorial
- Library of Congress
- World War 2 Memorial
- Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial
- Botanical Gardens
- Washington Monument
- Basilica of the Shrine of Immaculate Conception
Mara did some research into churches in the Area, so we stopped by the Basilica of National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, the largest Roman Catholic church in the United States. It was absolutely amazing. Only a couple minutes walk from the metro. If you are in the area, it is a must see!
In between all of our DC adventures we were able to take a trip into Baltimore and go to the Baltimore Aquarium. I absolutely loved the Inner Harbor area of Baltimore.
Playing around in the aquarium, surrounded by screaming small children on school trips.
Overall it was a fantastic trip. Got to spend time with Mara and her amazing family. It was great to be able to see Maryland, DC, Baltimore and all as well as eat some real home cooked meals. Mara, now its time for you to come to Utah :) A good card for Thanksgiving!