The day before, majority of us had a meeting until 6 or 7:00 PM and in less than 12 hours at 4:00 AM we all see one another again at the airport. Everyone looked like zombies, some of us just decided to stay up until it was time to head to the airport. At the airport we had some difficulties with our plane ticket so even though we were approximately 2 hours early we ended up getting in right on time around 5:45 AM which was when the plane began boarding passengers but at least we all made it on board. Our first flight was to Chicago, the flight was awful because of all the turbulence/ bumps we encountered throughout the flight. We arrived safely at Washington D.C., I was really excited but right when we stepped out of the airport we were smacked with a gust of warm humid air. Majority of us were still in big puffy jackets since there were air conditioning and we arrived from San Francisco which the weather is normally foggy and cold. So we had a hard time adapting to the humidity. Although this is not important or significant, the thing I remembered so vividly about the first day of D.C. was that later we were welcomed with the sounds of fire trucks honking and police cars zooming by, I wonder what happened even though I will never know. The next thing I realized was the street lights of D.C., there were a lot of crossing time for pedestrians. We arrived at our hotel and settled down and of course after the long plane ride it is time for food! We went to eat dinner at Mai Thai. I was so hungry so everything tasted delicious to me (not saying the food was not delicious but when you are hungry you don’t really focus on the taste of the food). After recuperating our energy we shopped at CVS and Walgreens for cereal and necessity. Overall the weather of D.C. reminded me of the times I studied abroad at Japan and majority of the buildings in D.C. reminds me of Vancouver, Canada and the city hall in San Francisco.