In college, I majored in political science so I was totally geeking out during the entire trip, fawning over the majesty and significance of each city building. Although I didn't have much time to sightsee, I managed to sneak in visits to each of our three branches of government.
As I stood on the steps of the Supreme Court, I was filled with emotions and couldn't help but cry a little bit. Our highest legal institution symbolized the culmination of the hard work and dedication I put in to become a lawyer. I felt a sense of privilege and pride to be standing on the steps knowing that I'm a part of it. It's a moment I will carry with me forever! Cheesy, but true.
A peak at the inside of the courtroom
No trip, work or pleasure, is ever complete without shopping! The conference happened to be in close proximity to a shopping district, so I was able to take a needed retail break during a rare lag in my schedule. I was super impressed with DC's TJ Maxx. The designer handbag offerings were off the chain (no pu intended) while the prices were still Maxxinista friendly.
It's TJ Maxx's 1,000 store!
I had a utterly fabulous time in DC and would go back in a heartbeat. The food was delicious, the people were extremely friendly, the sites were awe-inspiring, and the TJ Maxx store is a designer bargain paradise. GO USA!