March 6, 2008
Greetings From Washington DC
Hello from beautiful Washington DC. It was great to finally meet the entire group of people going to Georgia, and learn more about our trip. We have quite a fascinating group of very friendly people in our group. We are staying in the area of DC known as Embassy Row, which is full of foreign embassies, as well as numerous beautiful homes and delicious restaurants.
Yesterday we spent the afternoon time learning about the National Council on Economic Education (NCEE), the sponsor of this trip to Georgia, and all of its work on helping economic education around the world. Then we had a delicious dinner, the New York Strip Steak was great.
Friday morning, we will be having breakfast at the US Capital; I invited both Minnesota Senators and Rep. Jim Ramstad and their staff members to attend. I was happy to hear staff members from Senator Coleman's and Representative Ramstad's office will be attending, and I will be able to tell them all about the trip.
This morning some representatives from the Georgian Embassy met with our group; it was apparent they were very proud to be Georgian, and we found out we are one of the first groups of US Educators to visit Georgia since the fall of Communism in 1991. Quite an impressive fact.
Also, after our plane was delayed 1 ½ hours due to snow on Wed. morning, the 60 degree sunny weather felt like a tropical paradise after the MN winter. Also, the price of a gallon of gas in DC, $3.60.