We are two guys from Norway on tour to Washington and BriForum, and we have had a wonderful sunday in the city. temperature above 70, beautiful, sunny weather and we are a bit sunburned. We came to USA yesterday, and are still suffering a bit from jetlag, but we have been sightseeing all day.
Our first time on the continent have given us a couple of surprises: It is impossible to buy beer in a bar without showing our passport. Never order appetizers in restaurants in USA, the size of the main courses are sooo much larger that in Europe, you will be rolling out of the restaurant. The security arrangements around in USA are far beyond anything I had expected, as a Norwegian I even find a bit paranoid ... ?
But we are still enjoying our stay here very much, and looking forward to the conference and the party tomorrow ! Hopefully Brian, Doug and Ron remembers us guys from their trips to Norway and are ready to have a GOOD time !
Regards, Kjetil and Wegard