Thursday, August 28, 2008

Sure, we'll brunch at the White House....why not?

I think that this was the earliest that we'd had to get up the whole trip....but it was for a great reason. Kenny had arranged us to have a tour of the East Wing of the White House this morning. His friend, Tina, pulled some strings (thank you!!!) to make this happen at almost a moment's notice for our group.

We met up with everyone else who had arrived that morning from Boston, and went through the house. We weren't allowed to bring our cameras with us, so the poor quality of what we did capture is due to us not being able to NOT take any we resorted to the iPhones - hey, better than nothing, right? :)

None of us dared to try to snap anything while we were IN the White House for fear of our lives....but after we left the building, since it was raining pretty hard, we hung around under the awning for a bit to see if it would subside. Well, Kenny was super sneaky.....told Brett to dip the umbrella back a bit, and he got one of DJ, Allie, me and Brett right outside. It's kind of amusing, because you can't really tell where we are since the umbrella is in the way....BUT, if you look close, you can see a little bit of the house.....yes, the white the background. :)

The rain wasn't stopping, so Allie, Brett and I crowded under the one shared umbrella, while the rest of the crew got a little drenched on our walk to brunch. We dined at Old Ebbitt Grill, a spot that Tina told us a lot of government officials eat at quite frequently. I almost finished all my yummy french toast, had more than a few cups of coffee, and dried off a bit while enjoying the company of amazing people.

I sadly said my goodbyes to everyone.....until the next time we meet, that is.....and headed to the airport to come back home. It's been an amazing week and a half, and it's going to be SOOOO tough to get back into the swing of things tomorrow. Luckily it's one day of work, and then 3 more off for the long holiday - I'm definitely going to need them!

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