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Peter and the Gals

By mhernandezstopp on March 17, 2014

Today the Benton ladies–3 senior women and 8 first-year gals–and Peter (!), arrived in DC. Our trip went without a hitch, and we had a fantastic time checking out the quaint town of Alexandria, where we are currently taking residence.

Hannah O’Malley ’17 graciously invited all of us for dinner at her home in a suburb of DC called Friendship Heights. When we arrived, her mother and sister welcomed us with open arms. We devoured the food the traditional Lebanese cuisine that was served; which included hummus, pita, falafel and everything in between. After we filled our plates, we gathered around the dining room table for some great conversations. We talked about everything from politics, to the NFL (and its significance as an “American” institution), to the Girl Scouts. We shared hilarious stories, too: remember to ask Angela Jang ’17 about how she got her middle name! But best of all was the ability to be in the comfort of a home, with the laughter and joy that comes with being in good company.

The train ride back was certainly a long one, and now we’re getting ready for bed. In fact, I’m so exhausted from the days activities. Can’t wait to see what adventures tomorrow brings!

Check back later for pictures!

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