Memorial Friday

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After a few meetings in Florida last week, Kongo hopped a plane to Washington for a session with Government customers on Friday.  He wasn’t quite sure when the business would be concluded so he’d booked a late afternoon flight out of National Airport back to San Diego via SLC.  The monkey was happy happy when the gathering wrapped up at noon.  Kongo finds himself with a few hours on his hands and the day was gorgeous so he headed to the National Mall before coming back over the Potomac bridges to the airport.  Above, the Korean War Memorial is backdropped by some beautiful fall foliage. Continue reading “Memorial Friday”

Night Stick

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Last week Kongo visited the National Mall in Washington, DC and took these pictures of the Washington Monument, aka “The Stick” at night. A couple of lifetimes ago when Kongo worked at the Pentagon he used to do a run that left the Pentagon, went along the George Washington Parkway, over the Memorial Bridge, and up the Mall to go around the “stick” then back to the Pentagon. About 7 miles all told. All the monuments at night are beautiful, mostly empty, and inspiring. These photos were taken from the Lincoln Memorial.

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Sweet Suite

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Kongo is traveling and working out of his Northern Virginia office near Dulles Airport and was surprised with a sweet, suite upgrade at his home away from home at the Hyatt Dulles. Now Kongo is a very frequent guest at this particular Hyatt (he was among the Top 5 visitors in 2011) so room upgrades are pretty standard fare for this monkey but scoring the Presidential Suite doesn’t happen all that often, maybe only once or twice in the past. Continue reading “Sweet Suite”