A Visual Tour of Washington, DC May 2012 - Fun, Food, Friends, Memories & Real Estate

By
Real Estate Agent with Solutions Real Estate CA BRE Lic #01490977

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.

The Washington Monument in Washington, DCIt 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.

You can read more about that inspiring event here or in this article by Cindy Jones who I got to meet IN PERSON at the Annapolis dinner!

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.

Kramerbooks and Afterwords Cafe in Dupont Circle, Washington, DC

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!


close

This entry hasn't been re-blogged:

Re-Blogged By Re-Blogged At
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the truck to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Topic:
Real Estate General Information
Location:
District of Columbia District of Columbia
Groups:
SAN DIEGO Real Estate Agents & Loan Officers
Certified Residential Specialists
Things to Do/Places to Visit
HyperLocal Neighborhood and Community Posts
Posts to Localism
Tags:
ar gatherings
crs
personal life
dc
washington

Comments 23 New Comment

Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the world to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Rainer
51,252
Lucas Taylor
Keller Williams Miami Beach
Kramers is one of my favorite cafés in DC. I love to order the mango coconut chicken salad, if you get the chance you should really try it sometime.
May 22, 2012 09:40 PM
Ambassador
1,516,895
Christine Donovan
Broker/Attorney 800-610-7253 DRE01267479 - Costa M
Donovan Blatt Realty

Jeff - It sounds like a lot of fun in DC with friends.  Almost missed that it was you with the new photo ; )

May 22, 2012 10:46 PM
Rainmaker
1,143,238
Cheryl Ritchie
Southern Maryland 301-980-7566
RE/MAX Leading Edge www.GoldenResults.com
That is cool seeing your reaction to a lot of our local places and peeps!
May 23, 2012 04:31 AM
Rainmaker
136,058
Steve Stenros
CREIA MCI, ICC, Home Inspector,San Diego
Poway,La Jolla,Del Mar,Mira Mesa,Carlsbad,Escondido,Temecula

I'm glad you enjoyed your D.C. tour, Jeff! One of the most memorable places I've visited there is the Smithsonian museum! Amazing!

May 23, 2012 06:31 AM
Ambassador
1,754,856
Jeff Dowler CRS
Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
Solutions Real Estate

George - there are an amazing array of great restaurants there - these were within 5 blocks of my hotel.

Jennifer - thanks! Yep, it was a fabuklous evening, even though it took us 2 hours to get there due to traffic. Well worth it, though.

Joan - Dupont Circle is a very cool area for sure. And yes, the gathering was the highlight in so many ways.

Pat - wasn't that fun?? I hope to get back soon but suspect it many not be until the meetings again next May

Jeff

May 23, 2012 07:48 AM
Anonymous
Post a Comment
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the world to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Ambassador
1,754,856

Jeff Dowler CRS

Carlsbad CA Homes for Sale (760) 840-1360
What's my Carlsbad CA Area Home Worth??
*
*
*
Spam prevention

Accessibility option: listen to a question and answer it!

To submit the form,
drag the eye to the circle on the side.

Type below the answer to what you hear. Numbers or words, lowercase:

Additional Information

 Subscribe in a reader


HOW TO USE MY BLOG (video)


Get Follow Me Buttons

Btn_blue_122x44


Feedjit Live Blog Stats




Jeff Dowler's Profile
Jeff Dowler's Facebook profile
Create Your Badge
Get great free widgets at Widgetbox!

DISCLAIMER: I must disclaim liability for any damages or losses, direct or indirect, that may result from use of, or reliance on, any information contained in this blog, or for the accuracy of comments or opinions expressed by visitors to my blog. The information contained in the articles is deemed reliable but is not guaranteed, and the opinions expressed in these articles are mine.