• Elijah Ricks

Home At Last

Last week I had the chance to attend the Regional Partnership Grantee conference in Washington, D.C. That’s the project that I’ve been working on while in graduate school – it’s a nationwide effort to improve the battle going on against drugs in the country, and my part has been the evaluation of a program that treats methamphetamine users.

I was also able to make it to the Lincoln Memorial, a place I’ve wanted to visit for a very long time.

Unfortunately, it began to snow on Friday and everybody was freaking out, so they closed everything down Saturday. That meant that I wasn’t able to see the Pentagon or Arlington Cemetery. I was amazed at how incapacitated the whole city was after the snow. I ended up staying through Sunday because my flight out was cancelled three times before I finally got on a plane. Of course, it was snowing in Colorado Springs when I got in, snowed all night and is snowing right now, but when I looked up flights at the Colorado Springs airport, every single one was still on time. Go figure.

So yesterday was a horrible day getting home, but overall it was a fantastic trip and I’m glad I was able to go. Just for the record though, I’m done with snow.


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