Washington D.C: Day One

Washington D.C: Day One

This morning I left for the NCIL conference in Washington D.C. NCIL is the National Council on Independent Living and seeing as I just took over the board of directors at the local Independent Living Center, I thought it would be a good idea to come check things out.
The flight was pretty uneventful. It was a CRJ and I was crammed in an isle seat with a rather large man, but all-in-all I survived.
Rather than spend the money on a cab from the airport to the hotel the 3 of us, myself and two of the center’s employees, opted for the D.C. MetroRail system. I’ve taken this before, but this was the first time for the two of them.
After we got to the station near the hotel we found that the exit we needed was closed on the weekends. Strange, but true. We spent about 20 minutes finding another exit and then the hotel. We made it, hot, but in one piece.
I unpacked, hooked up the computer and discovered to my horrer that internet access on my floor was dead. AHHHH!!!!
We went to dinner at a near by seafood place. I got a nice Filette steak and was impressed, despite the price.
That’s it for tonight’s activities. Tomorrow, the first day of the conference and initial thoughts of NCIL.

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