On Saturday, I tried to check out Rock Creek Park, which is supposed to be really cool and larger than Central Park in New York City. However, after getting off of the metro and with cell phone GPS and multiple maps, it took over two hours to find the entrance to the park. And once I got to the entrance, it was just a sign and a road with no street signs leading to who knows where. It was so hot that after taking a picture next to the sign, I just turned around. I watched part of the Barcelona-Manchester United game that was being played in DC (which clears up why all of these random people were wearing soccer jerseys) then watched a documentary about mixed race adoptions with friends from my building.
On Sunday, I took it easy and just wandered around doing my own thing. I wandered over to Metro Center to do some shopping then over to Chinatown and then ended up at Barnes & Nobel. I also went back the Natural History Museum to see more of their exhibit about race, which was pretty interesting. I also went to the National Gallery of Art, which was nice, but not really my kind of art. For dinner, I went with my friends from my building to Ben's Chili Bowl and then over to Malcolm X Park for the summer Sunday night drum circle. It was really cool to see people of all different ages and backgrounds just bringing every style of drum imaginable and playing together. There must have been over 40 drummers with a few people playing trumpets and saxophones, and a handful dancing to the music.