for W3c validation
For those who don’t follow me on Twitter, I’m now back in Seattle after a 3 week stint on the road. I got to see 4 new cities – Philadelphia, Washington DC, Boston, and Chicago – and spend a week in Manhattan as well. The trip began in Philly for RE BarCamp anda classic Philly cheesecake. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to see much of the city or do any sightseeing given it was a quick in and out. I then hitched a ride with Matt Wilkins to Washington DC, where I stayed in the Adams Morgan neighborhood with a friend from college for a week. I loved the atmosphere in DC, more specifically DuPont Circle and Adams Morgan. While there, I of course did some sight seeing and had the chance to see the Capital Mall, Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, and the Holocaust Museum — though my legs were certainly beat after walking 7+ miles two straight days. Oh yea, and the cutest dog on the planet resides in DC (but she needs to stay away from my Keens from now on).
Then it was off to Boston for the Boston RE BarCamp, which took place in space provided by CondoDomain’s. One of the funnest nights of the trip was certainly the Yankees – Red Sox game I attended at Fenway with Pierre, Ebounce (can you say coolest nickname ever?), and Tony. I hate the Yankees, so seeing Boston beat them in a great game was something I wouldn’t have missed for the world.
I finished up my trip in Chicago, which I must say, is one of my new favorite cities in the US. Great vibe, food, people, and sights. RE BarCamp Chicago was a great event at NAR headquarters organized by Dan Green and Todd Carpenter (props on a job well done), and I had the chance to spend some time with a number of friends from the RE.net (too many to name).
The trip was a needed extended break from Seattle. Don’t get me wrong, I love Seattle, but traveling to new cities and hanging out with awesome people is always a good time. I wish I could name all the great people I met for the first time and those existing friends who I got the chance to spend more time with — but since I know I’d forget to include a few folks, I’ll just say “thanks to everyone” who made the trip awesome.
I know the city summaries seemed to get shorter by the city. My apologies.