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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

my week in washington, d.c. (part two)

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^
^dupont circle^
^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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love, laurie


ma pa camlet said...

It sure does look much cleaner than NYC. Great picture of the VP.

Mom H. said...

I love that red and white house with the very tall chimneys and also the gardens outside your hotel. It looks very pretty in that area.