Saturday, April 15, 2017

2017 East Coast Easter Trip Day 3

A lazy morning. Sharon, Jack and I slept late and then had breakfast at the the hotel. The lounge was not quite as chaotic as yesterday.

After packing up the room, we hung around the room and tried to talk to Jack about the next school year. We didn't use the morning as effectively as we probably should have... I had originally though about walking back to the MoMA to buy a Starry Night coffee mug; I might order one from the museum's store on-line.

A little before 11 am, we caught a cab to Penn Station. We took a 12:00 pm Acela train from Penn Station to Union Station in Washington DC. We got lucky and queued up in the right spot before they announced the track. We boarded the train, stowed our three big bags and grabbed seats quickly. Over the course of the trip, I was surprised at the number of people wandering through the train looking for seats.

It was an easy three hour trip to Washington DC. I was surprised how good the wireless was on the train. We got to Washington DC just after 3:00 pm. Unlike LaGuardia, it was easy to get a taxi. We are staying two night at the Georgetown Marriott. Since we stayed at this hotel during the move-in weekend, they finished a major upgrade of the rooms and the concierge lounge.

While Jack wandered back to his dorm room, Sharon met Mary Maloney at The Top of the Gate at the Watergate Hotel. I ran about five and a half miles on the treadmill watching the second half of the Cavs versus Pacers round one NBA playoff game. The Cavs won the game by the score of 109 to 108. CJ Miles missed a shoot at the buzzer that could have won the game for the Pacers.

Getting all back together about 6:45 pm, we finished the night at the Teddy and the Bully Bar. We had Caviar Deviled Eggs, Duck Fat Steak Fries and Oysters as appetizers. For entrees, the Jack had Oven Roasted Lobster, Sharon had Whiskey Braised Short Ribs and I had Seared Scallops. The entrees were unremarkable. While I had a very nice drink [The Conservationist], I don't recommend the restaurant.

Afterwards, Jack took an Uber back to his dorm.

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