As WordCamp US was winding down, I got to spend the evening, and following afternoon with a few of my GoDaddy co-workers. It was awesome to get to hang out with them in-person.
First off, we went to the Washington Monument, then spent some time using the bicycle rideshare program in DC, and rode to the capitol, where I promptly learned why they call it "Capitol Hill", and also just how out-of-shape I actually am. We actually spent a little time in the yard in front of the Capitol throwing a frisbee while we recovered.
It was really nice to ride the bike around. I don't spend much time in cities like this right now, and it was a really nice change of pace for me.
From there, we went to the National Air and Space Museum, where I re-learned that the moon rovers were an actual thing. I have no freaking clue how I missed that detail of history, but here we are.
Finished up the afternoon with a Lemon Drop and a ton of sushi, and 30 minutes later found myself back in my camper with my family at a nearby campground, which I think was the most surreal part of this experience for me. Usually there's a significant time period between leaving WCUS and getting home, but since I brought the camper with me, I found myself back in that context a lot sooner. Honestly, I found it to be a bit jarring.
Thinking back to it, I can't help but chuckle because the entire day now looks like we were just creating a 1980s style montage of a day touring around DC, which I guess is kinda true if you look at it. I wish I had more footage because I'd definitely make something just for the laughs.