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22 reasons why Congressional spring breakers are just like you

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.

CANCUN, MEXICO - MARCH 21: Jean Paul Makhlouf, Alex Makhlouf, and Samuel Frisch of Cash Cash spin onstage with singer Bebe Rexha at mtvU Spring Break 2014 at the Grand Oasis Hotel on March 21, 2014 in Cancun, Mexico. (Photo by Larry Busacca/Getty Images for MTV)

1. Selfies with your fellow vacationers.

2. Selfies with new friends.

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

5. Going back to your old high school.

6. Catching up on the town gossip while riding public transportation.

7. Posting photos of food and restaurants.

8. Talking about interesting topics with friends.

9. Learning new ways to overshare online from the young'uns.

10. Visiting local landmarks

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.

13. Repping your local coffee shop.

14. Eating super fresh seafood!

15. Sport

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.

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.

20. Complaining about how the weather didn't cooperate with your travel plans.

21. Going abroad

22. Looking at art.

Jaime Fuller reports on national politics for "The Fix" and Post Politics. She worked previously as an associate editor at the American Prospect, a political magazine based in Washington, D.C.



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