Ever since I moved to America in 2004, I’ve never visited anywhere else other than my home state, California. I was already super excited to go on the trip. There were definitely a lot of firsts on my first day. First of all, getting my own suitcase; secondly, taking a domestic flight; finally, going so far away without my parents. With all of my new beginnings, I struggled with problems and finding solutions. Being someone who loves clothes, packing can be quite tough in a small carry-on luggage. I had to stuff everything literally three times before I finally found a technique to fit all my things. My sister had taught me to roll up my clothes to make more room and it worked! I was able to fit everything I needed for the trip. When we started to board, some of us had some troubles such as forgetting that no liquids more than three ounces were allowed and being almost late to board. Luckily, we got through it all and was able to fly with Southwest. Finally, as the youngest in my family, I am often overprotected by my parents so being far away from them was really weird. Hopefully, with this blessed opportunity given to me, I will learn to be responsible and to able to take care of myself. We all had arrived around six at night and right away, I had to lead my group to our hotel by taking the transportation. I was also in charge of the finance that day so I was more nervous. Thank the lord for Google Maps, we eventually took a shuttle to a station and rode on a train. As we past each stop, I noticed that they were all very beautiful and well-managed. I imagined that D.C. would be very beautiful and it really is.
The buildings and housing are pretty and some even looked straight from the movies. After checking in, we all head to dinner close by and enjoyed our Thai food. After that, we head back to the hotel and now, all of us are resting and preparing for our exciting events tomorrow.