This year’s March was a pretty busy month. I took two quick trips during the month, to upstate New York and Washington D.C. Although I had planned the trip to Ithaca since early February, I bought the bus tickets to D.C. two weeks before.
For some reason, the cold seemed to follow me wherever I went. There was a snow storm during the four days I was visiting. Cornell even had a snow day. If you’d gone to school in upstate New York, you would know how rare snows days are. I went to D.C. in mid-March. The Washington Post had reported that the weekend would have been the peak bloom period for the cherry blossoms. But a week before my trip, they pushed back the peak period for two weeks! I ended up not seeing any of the blossoms that I was supposed to see.
Thanks to the snow day in Ithaca, I spent most of my trip lounging around my friend’s house and played with her two very cute cats. It was very relaxing; the perception of time slowed down drastically compared to New York City. It made me consider briefly moving to a smaller town. But only briefly since I can’t drive and wouldn’t be able to get around if I had actually moved.
Compared to how I spent my days in Ithaca, I was more rushed in D.C. That’s to be expected since I was only really there for one day. I had taken the bus after work on a Friday and came back around noon the same Sunday. There were a lot more places I would have liked to visit (like the other Smithsonian Museums), but it was a nice change of scenery. The city reminded me of Chicago, from the wide streets to the metro system. I definitely would like to visit again another time when it’s warmer.
Unlike March, I’m planning on taking a chill April and stay in the city. Honestly the main reason is because I want to get my driver’s license, so I need to stay in the city to take lessons. How was your month? I would love to hear about it in the comments!