Thanks to Kevin Niles - I enjoyed a great day of technical presentations with the Disney Folks in Florida (love working with them!) Kevin kindly ended the day with a nice treat - he took us into Epcot! I can't help it - I'm a Disney fan through and through - I was so excited to spend some time at Epcot! Woo-Hoo!
After that - I moved on to Washington D.C. for a weekend of playing "tourist". I managed to get a sneak glimpse of the new Martin Luther King Memorial (through the fence) and it is really awe-inspiring.
The location of the Memorial is quite amazing - it creates a visual "line of leadership" from the Lincoln Memorial, where Martin Luther King Jr. gave his famous "I Have a Dream" speech; to the Jefferson Memorial, which honors the President who helped create the United States as the author of the Declaration of Independence (and includes the key phrase "all men are created equal).
That said - I also had quite the exciting time being in Washington DC during the earthquake (could have stayed in California for that!) It was pretty insane - especially since they don't really have earthquakes out there. There was the expected over-reaction (can't say I blame them!) - which culminated in a traffic nightmare for the city. I ended up walking several miles back to my hotel (traffic wasn't moving at all). That was quite an exciting day in DC I must admit!
Before leaving Washington DC I presented at the CMI Tech Tour (along with some great presenters Eddie Perlberg, John Janzen and Donnie Gladfetter).
I'm just grateful I was able to fly home before Irene hit! My thoughts are going out to all of you who have been affected by the Hurricane...Be safe...