Friday, July 01, 2011
2011 Washington D.C. Day 1
Up early, we headed to the Sacramento Airport for an early flight to Washington D.C. Sharon made the flight arrangements and had been telling me for months that we were flying into Reagan. When we checked in, it turned out that we were flying to Dulles! It was a very easy 4 1/2 hour flight.
We caught a cab at Dulles. We are spending the next week at the AKA Whitehouse, an extended stay hotel about two blocks from the Whitehouse.
After checking in, we walked through Lafayette Park to the front of the Whitehouse and met up with Mary Maloney. Sharon and I worked with her at Farm Credit. From there, we headed to the Old Ebbitt Grill for drinks and then dinner.
After dinner, the four of us walked behind the Whitehouse and up the National Mall. We wandered through the Vietnam Memorial, the Lincoln Memorial, the Korean War Memorial and World War II Memorial. The Korean War and World War II Memorials were very cool at night.
Although I have been to Washington D.C. a number of times to see Nooter, it has been thirty years since I wandered the National Mall. We will be back a number of times in the next few days.
By the time we got back to the room, it was almost midnight.