Wednesday, October 17, 2018
2018 Georgetown Family Weekend - Day 1
Up before 5 am, Sharon and I were out of the house a little after 6 am. We caught a 8:20 am United flight nonstop from Sacramento to Dulles. For the first time in recent memory, we didn't upgrade our seats to extra legroom. In a stroke of luck, we ended up with one of the few empty seats on the plane in our row. We were able to spread out... I spend most of the flight working on the Wifi until my battery gave out. We were on the ground just a little before 4 pm East Coast time.
By the time we wound our way to baggage claim, the bags were already there. We caught a talkative Uber drive into DC. The traffic was horrible; it took us an hour and twelve minutes from the airport to our hotel. We are spending one night at Courtyard Arlington Rosslyn using a free certificate. It was after 6 pm by the time we got into our room!
I convinced Sharon to walk into Georgetown from Rosslyn. It was about a mile from the hotel to M Street. We met Jack at the corner of 34th and M. From there, we walked over half a mile to the restaurant at the other end of Georgetown on M Street.
We finished the night with a leisurely dinner at La Chaumiere. Sharon had Carré d'Agneau Rôti [Roasted Rack of Lamb with Dijon Mustard, Garlic and Herb Crust], I had Steak au Poivre [Angus Beef Center Cut Aged New York Strip Steak] and Jack had Moules Marinière [Mussels Steamed in White Wine]. The food was average.
Sharon, Jack and I wandered back up M Street. With Jack heading back to his room, Sharon and I walked back to the hotel and crashed about 11:30 pm.