Last week I went to
Washington DC on a business trip. My family did want to go on
this trip with me. I did enjoy the trip (even without
them). I took one day and just walked around the mall. It
took me about 5 hours to walk from museum to museum. I spent a
lot of time in the Art History Museum. This was the place my kids
did not want to visit last year when they went with me.
On Monday morning
before my meeting started I decided to jog around the mall. I
left my hotel at 6am and I took me a little under 1 hour to jog the 4
or 5 miles. It was just beautiful. Since it was so early in
the morning there were very little tourists; when I reached the Lincoln
Memorial it was empty (there are usually about 50-100 people around it
during the day). I so wished I had my camera (but it is a little
hard to jog with a camera)
I set up a tour of
the Capital Building with Congressman Osborne’s office (yes, the former
Tom Osborne of the Nebraska Husker Football team). It was
originally planned for me to tour the Capital with a group of 10 high
school students, but they did not show up. So I was able to tour
it with Osborne’s assistant, Sarah. It was so nice to have a one
on one tour.
I was able to meet
with our Nebraska Senators to discuss some compounding pharmacy
issues. Both Senator Ben Nelson and Senator Chuck Hagel were very
nice and both said they would write letters to the FDA for me. I
have attached pictures of my visit with them. I was not as
nervous this year with my visit to their offices. They were very
nice and remembered my visit from last year.
Right now I am not interested in politics, but someday when my family is all grown up it would be a fun challenge.