Last week, Congress packed their bags and left the Capitol Hill campus for spring recess -- the congressional equivalent of spring break. And, like all modern people on spring break, they have documented every moment of it on social media. Here are 22 reasons why congressional spring break is exactly like spring break for the rest of us.
1. Selfies with your fellow vacationers.
2. Selfies with new friends.
Gracias maestros de JobCorps q trabajan a diario para q estos jóvenes tengan las herramientas para echar pa' lante pic.twitter.com/xKBG83lhNK— Pedro Pierluisi (@pedropierluisi) April 15, 2014
Selfies at Munsey Park Elementary School. pic.twitter.com/wD1R8KzKkS— Steve Israel (@RepSteveIsrael) April 11, 2014
3. Your attic at home is the best place for finding great #tbt photos.
4. Your neighbors and family are the second best way to find great #tbt photos
Attempting crowdsourcing. Looking for a photo of my very first town hall (2/17/1996). Can anyone find one? Held in Fossil in Wheeler County.— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 14, 2014
5. Going back to your old high school.
6. Catching up on the town gossip while riding public transportation.
Hopped on the Q line in New Haven to hear what's on people's minds pic.twitter.com/wzN5gUfxOU— Chris Murphy (@ChrisMurphyCT) April 15, 2014
7. Posting photos of food and restaurants.
Holding my 700th town hall in Fossil tomorrow. Delicious cakes at my 500th meeting made by Fossil's home-ec students pic.twitter.com/iqcmPlCHEX— Ron Wyden (@RonWyden) April 15, 2014
~Matzah, matzah man... I wanna be a Matzah man~ pic.twitter.com/QuSrmRh7QB— Jared Polis (@jaredpolis) April 15, 2014
8. Talking about interesting topics with friends.
Speaking about the future of space exploration at the Huntsville Space Club pic.twitter.com/TToq1HLqCT— Rep. Robert Aderholt (@Robert_Aderholt) April 15, 2014
Corning Town Hall (there’s SNOW!)-9 ppl-Topics-NCLB, farmers, IRS/Benghazi, IRS refunds, Common Core, partisanship, guns, VA problems— ChuckGrassley (@ChuckGrassley) April 14, 2014
9. Learning new ways to overshare online from the young'uns.
10. Visiting local landmarks
Photo of the day: Al, Franni and Big Ole. pic.twitter.com/JyBvJOGoWT— Al Franken (@alfranken) April 14, 2014
11. Catching up with friends from home.
12. Be reminded how much you desperately need Warby Parkers by hanging out with your cooler friends from home.
Thanks Georgie & Harv Klevar for hosting me & Pat Brockett for the amazing food last night in Decorah. @WinnDemsIowa pic.twitter.com/E3N0SE5sCF— Bruce Braley (@BruceBraley) April 15, 2014
13. Repping your local coffee shop.
14. Eating super fresh seafood!
Friday, I was able to hear directly from shellfish growers - amazing how shellfish go from PNW's waters to our plates pic.twitter.com/7txUg2llAS— Rep. Derek Kilmer (@RepDerekKilmer) April 14, 2014
I'm touched by so many kind birthday wishes - mahalo! Started off the day with my morning surf! -TG— Rep. Tulsi Gabbard (@TulsiPress) April 12, 2014
16. Leaving Ann Taylor and Brooks Brothers Central and hanging out with people with real sartorial sense.
17. Showing you are not a tourist by going to eat with the locals.
Visiting businesses, diners, coffee shops across this week. Talking w/voters about what's on their mind pic.twitter.com/4gNawzjRr2— Rosa DeLauro (@rosadelauro) April 15, 2014
18. Showing off the swag you got on spring break.
19. Giving your friends severe FOMO by posting pictures of all the sweet parties you went to on spring break.
Congrats to Berlin, MD on Eastern Shore having America’s coolest party this wknd for being voted Coolest Small Town! http://t.co/O1lYS8dK4n— Barbara Mikulski (@SenatorBarb) April 11, 2014
Kicking off the prairie chicken town hall in Roswell. pic.twitter.com/5dc3WPdE8g— Steve Pearce (@RepStevePearce) April 15, 2014
20. Complaining about how the weather didn't cooperate with your travel plans.
21. Going abroad
22. Looking at art.
Congratulations to Grace Muawad of Grosse Pointe South High School, winner of the 2014 Congressional Art Competition. pic.twitter.com/KRXCMhOLjY— Gary Peters (@RepGaryPeters) April 15, 2014
Our 2014 Cong. Art Competition Winner is Christina Valenzuela for her work, 'Self Portrait I.' Congratulations! pic.twitter.com/1aTHaIVf9x— Kyrsten Sinema (@RepSinema) April 15, 2014