Sunday, November 23, 2008

Washington DC

Long time no blog. Did you miss me?

Work sent me out to Washington DC last month to support our the panel discussion with the FDA reps to get our drug approved. Theravance has been working on this thing for, what, 10 years now? How much does that cost. Sheesh. I was glad to be there and see everything work out well. The advisory panel voted 21 to 6 to approve. Nice. Now maybe the stock will go up and I can retire.

In the mean time, I got to spend some time in a city I've heard alot about but never visited. Jodie came out for a long weekend so we got to checked things out together. Awwww...

I've always heard about the great places to eat, the history, museums and monuments. Well, 3 out of 4 ain't bad.

It was great to see the changing of the seasons / leaves, something most East Coasters moan about ad nauseum in San Francisco. It actually does happen here on the west coast BTW. It is subtle and doesn't hit you over the head. You actually have to pay attention.

Some of the highlights were the Air and Space Museum where I was blown away by the two huge nuclear missiles in the lobby and the Mercury space capsule. Looking at the 2 ICBMs, first I was thinking that right here, this is what kept the world terrified, the potential annihilation of the human race and all that. Wow. Then the Mercury capsule. What a set anyone would have to have to climb into this tiny little box and and orbit the earth, traveling how many miles per hour, coming back through the atmosphere, in something that looked just a bit better than an homemade Airstream. Totally nuts.

The museums, 5 Guys burgers, Firefly restaurant, Eastern market, Lincoln, Jefferson and Washington monuments, bricks!, Calder.... check out the photos