while i was in washington, d.c. this past week, i stayed in dupont circle at the washington hilton (because that's the hotel where the conference was held). since i was staying in dupont circle, i spent some time exploring that area when i had free time between the conference workshops.
dupont circle reminded me so much of new york city. i was amazed at how clean dupont circle was (especially compared to nyc) and i couldn't believe how much there was to do in dupont circle. there were restaurants and shops lining every street. i just loved the architecture of the buildings. it seemed like everywhere i looked, there were statues and little parks tucked away among the hustle and bustle of the city too. such a neat area.
while i was walking through dupont circle on monday, i saw a crowd of people gathering outside on the sidewalk. the presidential motorcade was parked on the street and a ton of secret service agents were all over the place. i asked a few people what was going on, and they said that vice president joe biden was shopping in brooks brothers. i decided to stick around, and when the vice president came out of the store i got to shake hands with him before he was whisked away into his waiting car. it was definitely cool to shake hands with the vice president in washington, d.c.
^the view from my room at the washington hilton^
^i loved the architecture inside the d.c. metro^
^you can't beat a burger from shake shack^
^an awesome tiramisu cupcake from hello cupcake^
^a salad at sweet green to balance out the burger and the cupcake^
^pomegranate yogurt from pinkberry^
^meeting the vice president outside of brooks brothers^
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