The conference ended at around 5pm so I had just a few hours of daylight left to check out the White House. I ran down New Jersey street from the Google office to see this:
Hmmm…this sure doesn’t look like the White House. I thought that there was a lawn. Where’s the lawn? And why is it so easy to access the front door? Aren’t they afraid of security issues? Meanwhile…huge sign blatantly in front of me that reads: US CAPITOL. It could’ve been flashing with neon lights withÂ a dancing clown in front of it and I’d still miss it.
Instead I stood there for a good 5 minutes (ok, maybe more like 15 minutes) pondering about the mysterious disappearance of the lush lawn.
CRAP. This isn’t the White House. It’s the United States Capitol.
Yes, I’m handing back my US citizenship as we speak.
It’s the heat…I’ll blame it on the heat.
For dinner, I decided to head on over to Luke’s Lobster and ordered myself a Maine lobster roll and lobster bisque. Both very good! I was debating on two rolls but glad I talked myself out of it. I always think I can eat more than I can actually consume.
My last day. I will not go without seeing the White House. So here it is, would the real White House please stand up:
*lawn image source: wikipedia