These past few days since leaving Chicago have flown by fast, despite having to hurry up and wait at times as I talked about before. We’ve been doing a lot preparation for the field season, which has been good hard work! Before I get into that, however, let’s catch up on the second half of the long trip from Chicago to Greenland: Baltimore Day 2.
BALTIMORE DAY 2 (June 28th, 2012)
Because our flight had been delayed we spent the extra full day in Baltimore, touring Washington D.C. We took a train to Union station and then toured the National Mall. We were just across the street (inside the Capitol Building) when the Supreme Court made its final decision on the National Healthcare Bill! We toured museums like the National Gallery of Art and the African Art Smithsonian Museum, and saw the Washington Monument and the White House. It was a fun day, but rather hot which put a damper on our entertainment, seeing as we had packed for Greenland weather and didn’t have proper clothing for the summer weather in D.C. Although I had no plans of taking a trip to Washington D.C. when I began planning to help with research for the High Arctic Studies in Greenland. D.C. was a new experience for Bridger and I, and it was certainly a nice surprise to get the opportunity to visit, despite it delaying our arrival a day, and putting our set-up and work in Greenland behind a day.
After the day of fun we headed to the airport, where it felt like we waited forever to board our plane and finally takeoff for the Thule Air Base at around 3am in the morning.
- I went to Greenland and got to see the White House!
Posted on July 1st, 2012 by Claire Behnke
Filed under: Greenland 2012