The first week of December I went with Ballet West to Washington D.C. They were asked to perform at The Kennedy Center and I went to help organize and host a special reception on opening night. I didn’t have much time out there, but I was able to spend a few hours walking around the Foggy Bottom and National Mall areas. After exiting the metro the first morning I ended up alongside the president’s motorcade. I snapped several pictures and after looking closely I could see that I caught the side of President Obama’s face in the rear window. How kind of him to welcome me to D.C. I popped into a couple museums, ate some delicious food (including the BEST gluten free cupcake I’ve ever had), and helped celebrate the birthday of a friend over breakfast at Founding Farmers. I also found that traveling tout seul means you end up taking pictures of yourself in as many reflections as possible. Overall it was a great couple days and the company did an incredible job, receiving nothing but glowing reviews.