Edit Blog Post
Published: October 25th 2010
We left LaConner on Friday afternoon, visited Gabriel, Jason, and Annie, dropped the cat and our suitcases (and Bill) off at Vicki and Geoff's...and then I took our car to Luke's, and was treated to dinner and ride back to Vicki and Geoff's by Luke. By that time Betty the cat was already stretched out in front of the fireplace, relaxed and feeling at home. We packed up again, were driven to the lightrail station by Geoff...arriving at the airport around 9:30, to find the flight fully booked....but we did get seats (thanks to whoever decided not to fly out that night!) and arrived here in DC at 4:00am our time. We knew that our best flight wasn't until Monday, and fortunately a friend from my days in Paris lives in DC and was able to graciously take us in.
We took a bus, two subway trains, and a beautiful sunny morning walk to Connie's, where she had breakfast waiting. We caught up with Connie and her sons, napped, and then walked to the White House. I hadn't realized how many beautiful old townhouses line the streets of the Capitol....we strolled back towards Connie's beautiful 100 year building, stopping for
cocktails along the way.
We spent Sunday in cafes and walking around the Mall, visiting a few museums, and then meeting Connie and her son Brent for a film (Waiting for Superman...fantastic..) We finished up the day on the roof of Connie's building, drinking wine and watching planes glide in behind the illuminated Washington Monument.
Today we will walk around the area, bid a sad farewell to Connie (with promises to come back soon) and then head back to the airport, hopefully arriving in Rome tomorrow morning.
Tot: 0.365s; Tpl: 0.027s; cc: 11; qc: 32; dbt: 0.0115s; 1; m:saturn w:www (220.127.116.11); sld: 1;
; mem: 1.3mb