Today was an early day. Ready to go by 8 AM, which is 5 AM in California time. The group met up and stopped for a scrumptious breakfast before heading out to run some errands and prep work for the expo.
We went to Target, Best Buy, Office Depot, and the Apple Store, to name a few places, picked up the necessary things that we needed, and drove to the city just in time for lunch.
Washington, D.C. was bustling, filled with cars and people. Apart from the inordinate amount of tour buses and tourists, D.C. was like any other big city. Except for the tons of historic buildings and landmarks, of course.
Lunched at a cafe, where I enjoyed a pulled pork wrap. Post-lunch consisted of going to the Washington Convention Center to set up.
After several hours of hauling giant TVs, iMacs, and other goodies, plus setting these babies up along with our banners and signs, we were finally ready for tomorrow. Everything looked pretty good, and I was proud of the quick and effective work we put in.
We celebrated our hard work (plus a co-worker’s birthday) at a bar and grabbed dinner next door at a Belgian waffle house, ending our eventful day by returning to our hotel in Virginia.
I decided to take a spontaneous midnight walk around the hotel area, visiting a nearby neighborhood, looking at all the humongous houses, and ending the adventure at a McDonald’s (sweet tea for the win!).
Tomorrow’s going to be our first full day. I’m excited and I’m looking forward to the experience!