for a while now, ryan and i have been talking about taking a trip to washington, d.c. but we never seem to find the time to get there. so, i was really excited when i found out that i had to attend a conference for work that was going to be held in d.c. this fall.
i spent the past week in d.c. at the conference and i just got home this weekend. ryan couldn't go to d.c. with me, but i still had a ton of fun by myself. between conference workshops and sessions, i had the opportunity to get out and explore the city quit a bit. even though i was in d.c. in the midst of the government shutdown, i was still able to see many famous landmarks and monuments around the city.
^the u.s. capitol building^
^the washington monument (covered in scaffolding)^
^the lincoln memorial^
^the library of congress^
^the white house^
^the lafayette statue in lafayette square^
^the u.s. treasury building^
^the sherman monument in sherman plaza^