Getting coffee from Starbucks and having granola for breakfast in the room, Sharon and I spent the morning working remotely. We had originally planned to work from DC last November. I will post a few thoughts on working remotely from the east coast in the next couple of days. At noon, we checked out of the room and left our bags with the front desk.
We walked to meet Jack for lunch. The three of us had lunch at Sette Osteria Dupont Circle. Jack and I had Margherita Classica pizzas [San Marzano tomato sauce, fresh mozzarella, basil], while Sharon had Veal Piccata [Veal scaloppini, spinach, rosemary roasted potatoes, lemon caper sauce].
After lunch, we walked back to AKA White and picked up our the luggage and the car. Heading to the airport, we had a short adventure looking for a gas station...
Dropping the rental car and catching the shuttle to the terminal, we breezed through luggage check and security. In spite of the fact that we haven't traveled in the last fourteeen months, I have maintained our CLEAR accounts.
Once we took the bus to the terminal, I was shocked at the number of people milling around. We decided fairly quickly to use a couple of United Club passes that Sharon had. We spent a leisurely hour in the United lounge having a glass of wine.
When we booked the trip, we made a decision to travel first class both directions. Boarding at 5:30 pm and taking off a little after 6:00 am, we were on the ground about 8:45 pm in Sacramento. It was an easy, uneventful flight.
Drew picked up us up at the curb. We were home in Carmichael just before 10 pm.