Meetings are over
I thought they went well, although I coughed and hacked my way all the way through the meetings. I love Washington and wished I could have spent some time museum hopping or paying respects at Arlington National Cemetery. Looks like I may be back in six weeks. Thanks to all for the tips about getting around the city. It was very helpful.
The Daytona factor
When SGT Mark headed back to Ft. Bragg, he wasn't worried about holiday traffic. After all, only federal employees and some public schools had the day off. For everyone else, it was just another day at work. However, he didn't count on the 180,000 people who attended the Daytona 500 needing to hit the road home Monday. Traffic was at a complete standstill in Georgia. At least we had an opportunity to talk via phone.
Another One Percenter
One of the attendees at today's meeting has two sons in the Army. Both have done tours in Iraq and Afghanistan. He was carrying an ACU bag given to him by one of his sons with a blue star pin on it. We had much to talk about it.