Carlie and Taylor Adair are one powerful couple you all should know. Carlie recently began an internship with Senator Mike Lee’s office this month, while her husband Taylor started his internship with Congressman Jason Chafetz! Watch out Washington this is one couple you won’t forget!
The Adairs are so on the ball that they have created their own blog entitled, ” Taylor and Carlie: Mr. and Mrs. Adair Go to Washington.” The Adairs have given us permission to reblog a lot of their content.
Senator Lee’s Office: Carlie
We finished our second full week as interns. It has been exhausting!
Taylor gave his first tour of the Capitol. I’m jealous because I still haven’t given one and I look forward to my turn. We both like our offices. In my office, there are nine interns total and three in Taylor’s. We all get along with our co-workers.
Last weekend we went to the International Spy Museum. They had a special exhibit for the James Bond villains-celebrating 50 years of them. It was pretty snazzy. We were planning on going to Ford’s Theater, but spent too much time at the Spy Museum. Instead we went to an not-so-great Mexican restaurant and had some awesome guacamole. Afterward, we headed to China Town.
Congressman Chaffetz Office: Taylor
Hi all, sorry it’s been so long. As Carlie mentioned, it has been a crazy few weeks. Every weekday is completely consumed by work, we leave the house at 7:30 am and don’t get home until 7:30 pm and I love it! Our weekends are great: spending Saturdays adventuring and Sundays at church with friends here.
The office is fantastic. I really enjoy working with everyone. I’ve had a couple really neat experiences. I was given the opportunity to go to an Air Force briefing and it was a great experience. I have also had a couple special assignments that were neat. One of which was reviewing new military tech that had been brought to the Congressman’s attention. Overall it’s a lot of fun going into work each day.
I think it’s strange how comfortable we feel here. Before we came out we were told by most everyone that it would be quite a culture shock, but I certainly wouldn’t call it a shock. We both really love the people here and the diversity of race, language, tastes, and ideas. It doesn’t feel like a shock at all. We feel like the people here are familiar. It’s a lot of fun, and we really enjoy meeting all these great people.
Presidential Inauguration 2013
Today, Taylor and I hung out with our fellow Democratic citizens as we watched President Obama being sworn in for a second term. It was quite the process. We woke up just in time to get dressed and eat and catch our bus. We got into town at 7 am and waited in line for security. We ended up with a pretty good spot. We were four rows away from the fence behind the seated area! While waiting for the show to start, we had a protester climb the tree behind us and shout throughout the program. We saw Jesse Tyler Ferguson (Modern Family), John Mayer, and Kerry Washington.
The program went fast compared to the time we had to wait. Some lady passed out in our section. That made time go by faster. The more commotion the better! Of course, some people took advantage of the poor woman just to get to the front. I enjoyed the performers. James Taylor sang and sounded just as wonderful as ever. After President Obama’s speech, Kelly Clarkson performed. We left during the poem and on our way to the metro we could hear Beyonce.
It certainly was an experience. We definitely picked a good time to come out to Washington. We decided to take it easy for the rest of today so we picked up some James Bond movies, cranberry pomegranate juice and Twix for the occasion.