To see so many of my countrymen in a foreign country was exciting, not to mention that we all attended the same university in my hometown in the Philippines. Even more exciting was to see one of the famous landmarks of my new country, if not the most famous, made me totally giddy with excitement.
But the feeling was not only excitement when I finally saw the beauty of the famous structure. Standing right in front of it was a dream come true. It was surreal to say the least. I'd only seen the building on T.V. and magazines before and to be honest, never in my wildest dreams did I think I'd see it up close and personal.
Sorry for the crooked photo. Maybe too much wine with my lunch? LOL. Just kidding. Nonetheless, you can still see the beauty of the White House. Aside from the members of the Alumnae, there were also a lot of tourists that day.
And there we are.
That's hubby right there sitting on one of the benches.
We were there in June of 2011 and it has been three years since then but I can still vividly remember what exactly happened that day and I will probably remember it for the rest of my life. You might wonder why I only talked about this now here on the blog? I was watching Transformers 3 for the nth time with my son yesterday and if you've seen it, most of the scenes were shot in D.C. I was nostalgic and I realized I hadn't shared about that trip here yet.
That is probably not the last time that we are going to visit Washington, D.C. but the first time is always memorable and special, isn't it? Besides, we didn't have enough time to explore D.C. during our visit. So when we return, we will make sure we're going to see as much as we can. I know there are a lot of things to see in D.C. other than the White House and I so look forward to that, not only by myself of course but with my boys for sure!