Theresa O’Connor

Washington, D.C.

In March 2017 I had to go on a day trip to D.C. to convince the government to either issue me an updated passport or to return my old one to me, so that I could go to Tokyo a few days later. Take it from me—unless you absolutely have to, never do a day trip from the West Coast to the East Coast. It's a miserable experience. At least I got to see Paaj!

I also got to enjoy hanami (cherry blossom viewing) in D.C., San Francisco, and Tokyo all in the same week, which was pretty dang special.