Thanks to the generously of Cheryl Sensenbrenner, last Saturday I spent the entire day with the AAPD interns by going to both the Newseum and the Capital Grill for dinner. The afternoon was spent at the Newseum, which I found to be pretty neat. I found the 9/11 exhibit to be very moving and particularly liked the Berlin Wall exhibit. Not only did the Newseum have several sections of the Berlin Wall, they also had a three story watch tower. Originally there were over 300 of these towers keeping eye over the Wall but only about a dozen exist today.
After the Newseum, the entire intern class also with some alum went next door to the Capital Grill for dinner. It was my first time at a Capital Grill and it did not disappoint. Many of us stayed at the restaurant for several hours and it was simply a nice opportunity to get to know the other interns and staff better. I had their filet and capped off the night with a delicious three layered chocolate cake. Towards the end of dinner, people started to move to different seats to talk with other people in the party and I got to have a conversation with my Congressman. The whole dinner experience was a nice treat from my usual and plain meals of peanut butter and jelly sandwiches.