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Posted by Luke at 10:59 PM
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Wednesday, March 07, 2012
I flew to Washington, DC for work! I love this city so so much... and when the company will fly you down and put you up in a nice hotel, hey, why not? I extended my stay a few extra days by flying Friday night and coming back Wednesday. I flew into Reagan, a great airport since its right on the metro. Linda left her condo keys at the frontdesk for me, so getting in, metroing to her stop and getting settled in was easy.
As you might have guessed, each morning I woke up, I went for a run. When I stay with Linda, I always run to the White House and back! I love seeing it mid-way through my run. It's a great turn-around spot. Running in D.C. is so refreshing. Every time I do this, I start daydreaming of living here one day. That day needs to come soon. I'm 30. Not much time left to make a life for myself if I don't get moving.
On Sunday, the four of us headed to Baltimore and actually visited the Baltimore Aquarium. It was an awesome experience, especially experiencing it through Sean's eyes. We even got to see the dolphin show. Wonderful!
I thought it was awesome that in the SHARK TANK, they had volunteer divers feeding all the sharks and even their turtle. Hilarious.
The dolphin show was astounding! I was trying to take dozens of pictures, but the iPhone doesn't exactly work best for that. Laura's husband Luke took amazing photos which I wish I could post! They even jumped so high as to touch those globes at the top! But the show ended, we enjoyed a few more exhibits, then made our way back to D.C.
I was of course late for the taxis in the morning. And checking out. And checking into the conference. They're like "oh, cause you were drinking." No, because I stayed up until 2am working. But the conference was good, quick and ended by 2pm on Tuesday. For my next trick, I used my company expense account to get back to Linda's condo and headed to Ulah Bisto on U Street after an hour run. I hit up happy hour, enjoyed some wings, and chatted up Greg, the bartended.
I did end up meeting up with Linda in Chinatown for dinner at Matchbox. Quite the HUGE restaurant! The food was OK, the steak was pretty bad, and we were seated in the back back back top floor. It felt weird. But it was still cool, and seeing Linda again was great! We headed back to her apartment, did more catching up, and then in the morning, I headed back to Rochester. A quick six day trip to D.C., but well worth it to catch up with friends, do some work, spend a ton of money on drinks and good food, and have all of it covered by the job.
Posted by Luke at 11:11 PM