Road to the Inauguration: You Have Reached Your Destination
Rushawn Walters is our music columnist and a member of the Festival Choir singing at the U.S. Presidential Inauguration. This post combines Rushawn’s most recent two posts.
Well its about 5:30 p.m., and we’re still on this COLD bus.
We left around 8:10 a.m. and drove up to Roanoke, Va., for lunch.
Everyone was provided a little box from Chick-Fil-A which was quite delicious. Afterward, some of us enjoyed a mini-snowball fight.
Through the 10 hours that I’ve been on this bus, I’ve managed to sleep for about eight. The other two hours consisted of coloring (don’t judge), eating, making friends and playing games.
As the sky continues to get darker and darker, my excitement swells up within me. My mind races about all the activities we will be doing, the people we will meet and the history that will be made. I’m off to sleep some more. Until next time!
WE MADE IT!!!
After a quick gas stop and two hours of full blown traffic, the Lee University Festival Choir has made their destination of Double Tree Hotel in Silver Spring, Md.
Once getting off the bus, there was complete chaos as students scrambled through out the building finding their rooms and looking for nice spots to find some dinner.
Once I got situated, a few of my friends and I went to a burger joint called Fuddruckers in Chinatown. It was my first time, and I must say it was an awesome experience. If you ever get the chance to go there, I would recommend ANYTHING.
Downtown Silver Spring is not exactly what I expected it to be. Before coming here, I assumed that it was a quiet city where a lot a rich people live.
Well, I was wrong.
It turns out there is a nightclub across the street named Grits & Biscuits. I was amazed to see a long line of anxious young people waiting around the block.
I quickly thought, “We’re not at Lee University anymore.”
Downtown also consists of restaurants, department stores and even a skating rink.
Tomorrow we will be exploring Washington D.C. as a group.
I’m a little excited. I say little mainly because I’ve been to D.C. before, but I’m hoping that this will be a new experience since I’ll be with friends. Hopefully I’ll see some celebrities.
Tomorrow should be a day I’ll never forget :)