Campus Life

57 Years of Peace Corps – Natalie in D.C. Week 5

This week was a pretty good week. Work was a bit different from the norm because it was Peace Corps Week. This was the 57th year of Peace Corps Week and there were many work events to celebrate it. My favorite event was a viewing of all the video submissions that were sent in as a part of a competition. Peace Corps Volunteers could send in a video (if they chose to), showing ‘highlighting home’.


My coworker, Airieanna, posing in front of some decorations set up for Peace Corps Week.

There were lots of cool video submissions from around the world showing a lot about the cultures and communities Peace Corps Volunteers live in. After work one day, my coworkers and I went to Union Station to grab Taco Bell- I wanted to show them the Taco Bell fries which were delicious by the way.


Amalie and I at Union Station for Taco Bell French Fries

Friday there was a lot going on. Instead of our normal class on Friday, there were a couple of speakers who came and spoke about trade between Mexico, Canada, and the United States. It was interesting because the panelists came from a wide background (one was the former US Ambassador to Mexico), so there were a lot of different perspectives to take into consideration. Afterwards, I went to the post office to pick up some stamps. Even though it was only a few blocks away, it was quite the adventure to get there. This particular day, it was super windy. I almost fell a couple of times walking against the wind. By the time I made it back to my room, my hair was a mess! I was thinking about going to see the folk country band again but ended up not going because it was so windy.


My roomies and I ended up going to TJ Maxx  on Saturday so that she could pick up somethings for her upcoming trip to Delaware (she was going to see her cousin). I am happy to report that it was significantly less windy. It was a lot of fun to go shopping because that was the first time in a while that I had done that. Before my trip I was unable to go because I was saving money for the trip, and so having a day to go out and shop was fun.

Sunday ended with PJs and Pancakes. Basically, my roomies and friends get together for a potluck style pancake brunch. It has developed into a tradition of sorts that I look forward to every weekend.


Left to Right: Sarah, Dan, Juhee, and Natalie (Photo credits: Amalie)


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