For my Fall Break at the beginning of October, instead of going home, a few of my friends and I decided to take a trip to Washington D.C. with a group from Windsor and Meredith Residence Halls. The best part—it only cost $35! This included travel expenses and a hotel. Ironically, it was at the time of the government shutdown, but even so I am extremely glad that I went. It was my first time to Washington D.C. and I was still able to see and do plenty! It was a well-organized trip, and included seeing places such as Arlington Cemetery, many of the worldly known monuments and memorials, and the National Cathedral. One day, the entire Purdue group participated in a mock of the “Amazing Race” in teams of four that took place across the entire city—and even involved us using the subway. Let’s just say we got our exercise for that day! On the last day of our trip we visited the historic Georgetown, and I would have to say that the highlight of that day was visiting Georgetown Cupcakes, also known as D.C. Cupcakes from the TLC network. I got to do so much on the trip and feel very fortunate to have been given the opportunity to go with a great group from Purdue!
— Jennifer Fredrick, Sophomore, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences