We spoke to Robin Gaines from Rockport Monday afternoon.
She's a program analyst for the Navy and was heading to a meeting at the Navy Yard Monday morning when the suspect opened fire.
She was blocked by law enforcement from entering the command headquarters, and went back to her hotel room, where she took pictures from the 15th floor.
Gaines took photos of helicopters in the sky, and the cones blocking off streets across from the Navy Yard.
She says she's still in disbelief.
"I'm still feeling anxious, but relieved that I wasn't actually there. I feel bad for the folks that were there due to the fact that I've been in the government for 29 years and there's a possibility that I could even know one of the victims," said Gaines.
Gaines says she would have been inside the Navy Yard during the shooting, but she was running late because she was ironing her skirt.
Now she says she is planning on asking the hotel if she can buy the iron because it's her lucky charm.