Trip Start May 12, 2009
8Trip End Aug 12, 2009
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Today was a slow day in the garden, but still nice. The weather was amazing, not hot or cold and raining. After work Megan and I went on a run. We originally wanted to go to Teddy Roosevelts Island but ended up going the opposite way on accident. The trail was still really pretty and fun. There was alot of up and down, and Im not gonna lie it killed me. We ended up going 4 miles one way. Most of the 4 miles there we ran or jogged and did some walking. We walked the entire way back, except for 1/2 mile of jogging. I was sore after, but I felt good and felt like I had a really good workout. I was exhausted though and Im counting down the days until I can sleep in Saturday morning.
June 24, 2009
Got an earlier start today in the Butterfly Garden
So far I have loved being a rotational Intern, but if I were to do it over again I think I would pick a single garden to work on. You get more involved with that specific garden and you also get to know your supervisor better. As of right now I would pick the Victory/Heirloom or the Butterfly Garden/Natural History. Spending the whole summer in one garden would be a great learning experience and I think I would learn plants and insects better in those particular gardens.
On Thursday all the interns had to participate in a career fair
Friday night Megan and I went to Potbelly's for dinner and then went across the street to the China town movie theatre. There was a huge storm inbetween us going to dinner and the movie. We had to run across the street and in that time we got soaked!! We went to "Hangover" and it was so funny, I laughed the whole way through.
Megan and I slept in a little bit on Saturday morning before heading to Mt. Vernon. We thought at first it would be a morning thing, but it ended up being an all day thing. It was really beautiful and peaceful up there. It was nice being away from the city in the nice blue skies. The actual mansion wasn't that great and only took 15 minutes to go through, but the estate was great. There were lots of animals, even little baby pigs. There were veggie gardens, although not very taken care of. Also the distilery and gristmill was just so so, but they were only $3 to go through so it wasn't really a waste.
Sunday was a chill day. I slept in until about 10 and then went down to Caribou to talk to Calvin on skyp. His mic is broke and Im going crazy not talking to him. There is a Target less than a mile away from the apartment so I walked down to the shopping center. There ended up being alot of stores, like Old Navy, TJ Max, Dress Barn, and some other nice stores. I spent about 2 hrs walking around each, and got some shorts from Old Navy. I stopped by Legal Sea Food on my way and got some clam chowder, swordfish,and shrimp for lunch, it was delicious. I found Moulin Rouge for $7 at Target and watched it while eating my lunch/dinner. It was a great relaxing day, and very needed.