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Coast-to-Coast in 24 Hours

Adventurer B

After traveling to Los Angeles, New Orleans, Las Vegas, and Orlando, I decided it was time for something a little more adventurous and daring. After hearing of the “East to West Challenge,” two other interns and I decided to take on the challenge. We decided to have breakfast on the East Coast (Washington, D.C.), lunch in the Mid-West (Kansas City, MO), and dinner on the West Coast (San Francisco, CA).


We had breakfast at this great hole-in-the wall called Lincoln’s Waffle Shop. After that, we hopped on some bikes and explored the D.C. area, stopping at the U.S. Capitol, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument and the White House. We made sure to visit the National Archives Building to check out the Declaration of Independence, Constitution and Bill of Rights.



After returning our bikes, we were on our way to the airport to catch the next flight out to Kansas City, MO. Since we were originally supposed to land in Chicago, we were not sure where to eat. We decided on a delicious bar-b-que spot called Pork & Pickle and grabbed some ribs, brisket and smoked sausage.



Our next stop was San Francisco, CA. Once we landed, we got in an Uber and went straight to our last stop for dinner, Gogi Time, a Do-It-Yourself, All You Can Eat Korean Barbecue restaurant. It was interesting being able to cook your own meat and vegetables right at your table.



This was definitely a trip of a lifetime. I am now able to say I went coast to coast and had a meal at each in just one day. This is one of the trips that I will definitely remember from my amazing summer internship with Southwest Airlines! I cannot wait to see what else this summer has to offer and to learn even more about this amazing company.