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Friday, February 19, 2010

D.C., probably one of the coolest places I've ever been to. My mom and I traveled around the national mall as soon as we checked into our hotel. As always she prepared for the worst and forcefully made my wear the renowned "bomber jacket". This jacket is as ugly as it is warm and could make a little guy like me a very unappealing person to sit by on a packed plane.

The national mall was amazing, all of the monuments I've only seen in movies ,were now standing in front of me. D.C. is very pretty while in winter, but i wouldn't mind if it was a few notches warmer.

This was also the last time I would spend time with my mom till I get back so nonetheless a bittersweet excursion. I will miss her and the rest of my family and friends very much. Surprisingly I haven't shed a tear through the whole experience yet I cant say the same for my mom. She assures me that she will try to stay as uplifted and optimistic as I am during this experience with the quote " Collin, don't worry about me. I'm a freaking pillar!"

Beautiful as it is, I am departing Saturday morning for what is sure to be an even more exciting experience.


Amy said...

Are you kidding, I am a pillar of strength, and void of emotion :) I am proud of you baby. Be safe & take care of yourself. Loves

fullertribe said...

I think that between your blog and your mom's I'm going to enjoy your trip more than either of you!!! :) Keep up the great post and we will continue to pray for safty and as little homesickness as possible!

Kathleen said...

Digging the bomber jacket - you remind me of the Stay-Puft Marshmallow Man from Ghostbusters ; ) - so glad you're safely in China...can't wait to read more (hint! hint!)

Bradley James said...

Happy to hear "so far so good." My Skype buddy better keep in touch... OR ELSE!!!