Today was a long day for our group. We left the Father McKenna Center before 9am and returned after 9pm. Right in the morning we got ready for our meeting with Senator Tammy Baldwin. We got to meet her and talk about some of the issues that affect the homeless population. Our meeting was short but meaningful. After that we had lunch and were on our way to Food & Friends were we packed meals for people with hiv/aids, cancer and other illnesses. Everyone was really impressed with the way this organization runs and how much gets done. Here is a picture of us eating some of the cookies we made.
After work was done we headed to see some monuments we had yet to see. First was the White House where we took a lot of pictures and were on the lookout for the president. Then we walked to the Vietnam Veteran’s Memorial.
The Lincoln Memorial was close by so we got a chance to see that as well and take a walk by the National Mall. There was a lot of picture taking going on so we were happy that it was sunny outside and not raining like yesterday.
At the end of the National Mall was the WW2 Memorial that we also walked through. At this point it was 6pm and everyone was hungry. We found an Italian place with amazing food and huge portion sizes so everyone was satisfied. Some of us got lasagna, pennines, pizza and calzones. It was late by the time we got done eating so we got on the metro and went home around 9pm. We didn’t have time to have our nightly reflections meeting because everyone was tired and we wanted to spend some time with the men who are at the shelter. Now its bed time and another day in Washington awaits us tomorrow.
Until next time,
Nicole with her plate of cheesy bread that everyone munched on.