Spending the night at the Nooters, we slept fairly late again. I got up just before they left for work and spent an hour plus cleaning up timecards and sending out my weekly status report.
The plan for the day was hiking in the Great Falls Historical Park. We ended up hiking about two miles. We stopped at the three overlooks and then continued up River Trail to Mather Gorge. We hiked back to the Visitor Center on the Patowmack Canal Trail. We could have spent all day there. Interestingly, this park was recommended by the Uber driver on our way into the city on Wednesday.
We had a late leisurely lunch at Founding Farmers in Tysons Corner. Sharon had Spicy Fried Chicken, while I had a Turkey and Aged Provolone Sandwich.
From there, we headed to Dulles airport and dropped the rental car. Winding our way to the terminal, we checked our bags at United and used CLEAR to get through TSA Pre. In a fit of frustration, I signed us up for ClEAR when we were traveling to Vancouver in August.
Boarding at 4:45 pm, we caught a 5:20 pm United flight nonstop to Sacramento. It left early. I read volume three of the Lyndon Johnson for the whole flight. We were on the ground in Sacramento by 7:45 pm and home in Carmichael by 8:45 pm.
It was a great mini-vacation. This has been a year of a series of smaller trips. I really enjoyed the opportunity to spend some time with Jack.