Washington, DC

This week I was in Washington, DC where hundreds of affordable housing advocates met with lawmakers on Capitol Hill to urge their support of critical federal programs. 

The first night I was in town we had a reception at The National Building Museum where I got to see Matthew Desmond’s Evicted exhibit, which shines the spotlight on the 2.3 million people each year in the U.S. who face eviction. The National Building museum’s Great Hall is impressive itself, with 75 foot tall Corinthian columns. President Grover Cleveland’s inaugural ball was held here in 1885.

The Great Hall of The National Building Museum
The US Supreme Court-
I snapped this picture while walking from the House side to the Senate side

I had two great and very different meals in DC – one of my favorite places is right by the hotel I stayed in, the historic Omni Shoreham, called Hot N Juicy Crawfish. Messy, but great! The second was a wonderful steak dinner at The Monocle.  The Monocle has the distinction of being the first “table cloth restaurant” on Capitol Hill. It was very “old school” with great food and attentive service.

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