A Visual Tour of Washington, DC in May 2012 - Fun, Food, Friends, Memories and Real Estate
I spent 4 whirlwind days in Washington, DC last week for the Mid-Year Council of Residential Specialist (CRS) meetings, a series of legislative/educational committee meetings with national and regional leadership - I'm on the National Educational Forum committee.
It was 4 days of fun, food, friends, memories and real estate!
I suppose it's possible to have a bad meal in DC but I can't say I have.
I highly recommend Sette Osteria at 1666 Connecticut Avenue. I ate there twice!! Bistro Bistro and Bistro du Coin on Connecticut close by ranked right up there, too. Despite having an intense schedule there was certainly time to eat - I take being a foodie seriously!
There was plenty of fun time and friends, starting Wednesday with a wonderful evening with 11 AR friends, 9 of whom I was meeting in person for the first time in Annapolis. You can read about that gathering here ...DON'T EAT THAT YET!: Famous Words from an ActiveRain Gathering in Annapolis MD.
I also got to connect with many friends in CRS leadership, including other Past and Current CRS Chapter Presidents.
Early morning on Thursday it was off to the Washington Monument with 14,000 or so other blue-shirted REALTORS from around the country for the REALTOR RALLY TO PROTECT HOME OWNERSHIP.
I graduated from the University of Maryland and spent quite a bit of time in DC, so I got to know it well - that was YEARS ago of course! I didn't use to think much about the architecture and sights since I lived there but being away now for many years and living on the west coast, which looks completely different, results in a renewed interest in playing tourist with my camera when I had a few free moments.
I also took walk back in time at Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe, a very cool bookstore and cafe in Dupont Circle since 1976. I worked there MANY years ago for about 9 months while finishing undergrad and before heading off to grad school. It seems everyone in Washington knows about this place, and there nothing else like it. The really neat thing for me visiting, and enjoying lunch one day is that I met my wife there!
Enjoy a short visual tour of things in DC that caught my camera's eye! Of course it doesn't do justice toWashington, DC sights in the way good friend Pat Kennedy's posts do!