Friday, May 20, 2011


The view from my room ;) 
I was in DC for meetings all week, and while I usually complain that all I see are the four walls of my hotel room and the meeting room, I actually had 3 off-campus experiences this time - hurrah! While the latter part of my trip was spent in meetings and dinners and receptions, etc. etc. etc., the front part afforded me not one, not two, but THREE outdoor excursions (and I use the term 'outdoor' loosely).

Excursion 1 involved a cab ride to the FDA in Silver Springs, MD where we walked OUTSIDE around the campus for a bit after our meeting (only to make our way back to our waiting ride, but still - counting it!). Excursion 2 was our annual lobbying on Capitol Hill in conjunction with our May board meeting. I was assigned to Massachusetts this year and escorted a very lovely member of our Board to various meetings where we lobbied for increased NIH funding, etc. etc. and Excursion 3 counts the MOST. I actually squeezed in time on Wednesday afternoon for a quick jog, and a nice post-workout stroll around the District. I saw lots of field trips, etc. and even did a little shopping. Hurrah!

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