(From Stacie Gilmore, ELK Executive Director)
Good morning! Walking and more walking, that’s my first impression of D.C. Closely followed by the amazement of all the National Monuments and historic sites. Scott and I landed on Saturday afternoon and by Sunday evening had seen the Lincoln Memorial, the Capital, Supreme Court, the White House (picture), and two Smithsonian Museums. Along with those visits we also scoped out which buildings our meeting would be in on Monday and Tuesday and getting the hang of the Metro train system so all goes smoothly. Our first appointment on Monday is to join Secretary Ken Salazar for a fishing clinic on the Mall with 350 school children to announce his new Youth Initiatives. On Sunday evening we had the added pleasure of meeting up with Andre McGregor, ELK Alumni and Advisory Board member, now with the Department of Justice for dinner at Dupont Circle. I’ll let you know how the meetings go today, and send some great pictures!