Saturday, December 09, 2006

Potomac 20854

After our Thanksgiving festivities, Adria and I flew to Washington D.C. I had some training classes to attend, and Adria came along for a mini-vacation. As with our previous trip to the D.C. metro area in July for orientation, the training was held in Potomac, MD, home of notable figures such as Dikembe Mutombo and Daniel Snyder. Below is some of what he busied ourselves with while we were in the D.C. metro area:
  • I must look like I know my way around the area because as Adria and I were walking out of a metro station one evening, somebody asked me for directions. Later that same night we saw the movie "Happy Feet", which is one bizarre movie, and I don't mean that in any sort of positive way.
  • We stayed up late to watch the Oregon State Beavers beat Hawaii. It was an exciting game, although I am glad that it wasn't nearly as nerve-racking of a game as was the Oregon State/USC game, which was nice, because otherwise I probably never would have gotten to sleep after the game, which was surprisingly difficult even though the game ended at 3:30 am Eastern time.
  • Adria and I visited the National Building Museum (pictured to the right). We saw an exhibit titled "The Green House: New Directions in Sustainable Aarchitecture and Design" that we had previously heard about. They had a model of a green building house that is called The Glidehouse, which was interesting to walk through and see some of the ideas that had gone into the design.
  • We also spent some time at The National Portrait Gallery. We enjoyed the second floor of the gallery the most.
  • On the flight home, I also added Atlanta to the list of cities that I have been to, but never left the airport (the list also includes Denver and New York City).
While it was fun to go to Utah for Thanksgiving and visit D.C. again, it is good to be back home.

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