I arrived at 12:30 on Sunday at Ronald Reagan International Airport. I took Southwest and was able to get a pretty economical ticket. I found my way to the METRO station, purchased a Smart Ride Card, and hopped on the Metro toward Dupont Circle. I was on my way to the First Time Attendee Session at the ALA Washington Office.
I stopped for a quick photo on Dupont Circle. I think Annette Bening made a bigger deal out of it in the “America President” than it was. Three quick blocks and I stopped at Kramer Books & Afterwords Café for Lunch. They have an amazing brunch/luncheon menu on Sundays and it is a restaurant attached to a bookstore. Nirvana! I had the crab cake open faced sandwich. ( I found it on Urban Spoon.)
After lunch, I walked the 2 blocks to the ALA Washington Office.
The training was inspiring. We had the opportunity to meet other librarians and media specialists from across the country.
I headed back to the host hotel after the meeting to meet up with my state delegation for dinner. We went to a local restaurant and talked about our goals and appointments for the next day. Oops! I was supposed to make some appointments!