Alexandra Keleti in Washington, D.C.

Alexandra Keleti

October 14, 2021


Over the past year, Alexandra Keleti has become very acquainted with the United States capital, Washington, D.C.  With the plan to move there once she graduates from the University of Kansas Master of Accounting Program, she has made several visits to this historic area on the East coast.

Keleti toured the National Mall in downtown D.C., where she visited the Lincoln Memorial, U.S. Capitol grounds, and Washington Monument. She visited the remarkable area, originally designed by Pierre L’Enfant, at night when the monuments were lit up and glowing against the dark sky.

Alexandra Keleti at the World War II Memorial in the National Mall

Alexandra Keleti rented a kayak from the Thompson Boat Center near the Kennedy Center and went boating on the calm waters of the Potomac River. Along the way, she passed canoers and stand-up paddleboarders as she took in the view of beautiful Georgetown and Foggy Bottom.

Alexandra Keleti kayaking on the Potomac River

Keleti also visited areas surrounding Washington, D.C. She got a view of the Capitol Wheel at the National Harbor lit by neon lights in Maryland. In Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, Alexandra stayed at the Glowing Logs Cabin in the middle of the woods, next to a field of cows, within the friendly Amish community.

Alexandra Keleti at the National Harbor with the Capitol Wheel in the background.
A cow looks curiously at Alexandra Keleti in a field near a cabin in the Amish community of Shippensburg, PA.

In West Virginia, she visited Harper’s Ferry and the courthouse in Charles Town where John Brown was tried. She learned about the influence events that took place in Harper’s Ferry had on the Lewis and Clark expedition and Civil War. She also ascended a mountain in Canaan Valley by taking a gondola up to a spot where paragliders took off only to be suspended in the air against a backdrop of the glorious West Virginia mountains. She ran her first 5k in West Virginia and won first place in her age division. Another first for her was visiting an apiary, where she surrounded herself with the calm buzzing of a swarm of bees.

In the West Virginia mountains, Alexandra visited an apiary.
In Canaan Valley in West Virginia, Alexandra watched as paragliders launched themselves into the air.
Alexandra ran her first 5K in West Virginia.

In Mount Vernon, Virginia, Alexandra Keleti visited the mansion once owned by the country’s first president, George Washington. He had brightly painted rooms, paintings that illustrated his dreams for the country’s future, and a study with bookcases containing a plethora of books.

Alexandra Keleti has had an incredible time in Washington, D.C. and the surrounding areas.

Alexandra at George Washington’s home in Mount Vernon.