Some interesting findings so far:
- DC is a great place to run into people! So far we've met up with a family I knew in England, a girl from our church in Egypt, and another RPCV from Tsumeb.
- Christiy went on a tour of the capitol building and got to sit in on some Senate business and then ended up exiting the building right behind Senator John McCain.
- Between the humidity and the hills, running is completely different here than in Indiana! Fortunately there are shaded sidewalks almost everywhere.
- Every time I've gone out I've heard at least a couple people speaking a foreign language and there's a huge variety of ethnic restaurants here. Within walking distance we have Italian, Indian, Thai, and Vietnamese. Definitely a diverse place!
- We live only one block away from a grocery store and three blocks from a weekly farmer's market! We knew about the grocery store but the farmer's market was a pleasant surprise.
- A small group from the church we went to on Sunday meets right across the street from us! We're planning to go there for a few weeks at least.
Christiy will be taking a summer class starting at the end of June and then working at a French immersion summer camp in July and August! I'll be an assistant teacher for a native French speaker who will be the main teacher. The camp is for preschoolers, a mix of native French speakers and first time learners. Camp will finish just in time for me to start my semester at AU at the end of August.
So, praise God for safe travel and meetings with friends from former places and a super accessible small group and a summer job for Christiy! What a good start to our time here!