So I returned from DC (yes, after the 4 1/2 hours spent in the plane on the runway waiting for the weather to clear, and then the 4 1/2 hours spent in the air actually flying). I had a fabulous time but took very few pics. . . I was the only one who brought a camera and it just wan't a picture-taking trip.
Though we weren't big into pictures, we were big into seeing the Obamas.
- We stayed close to the White House, so we walked by it I don't know how many times and learned all kinds of things from the random secret service people everywhere. (Mom, we did see the garden that Michelle Obama started, which I thought you would appreciate.)
- Any time there were sirens, we all watched to see if it was for them. And this actually paid off. We saw the President's motorcade once (the sniper in all black in the White House trees confirmed that it was him). The next day we saw Michelle's motorcade and I saw her head in the car, so I was able to confirm it on my own.
- I had dinner with Rustin while I was there, and we decided to go to Ray's Hell Burgers (the place the Pres. went to eat a few weeks ago). Knew we wouldn't see him there, but at least enjoyed eating where he ate. It's a very hole-in-the-wall place, really good food.
- We tried to get tickets to tour the White House, but those are actually hard to come by. My friend with us has a friend in the Secret Service who was helping to get tickets, then it went all crazy, but in the end the nice Secret Service agent there let us tour!
So all in all it was a great trip. We didn't actually find the First Family, but I think we got pretty close :).