Day # 1 – Seattle to Baltimore

We left the house headed for Sea-Tac airport just before 7:30am.  The drive up went smoothly and before we knew it, we were waiting at the gate to board our flight.  As we waited we listened to the coverage on the tv of CNN.   There was a shooting at a bus stop in Prince George’s County, just outside of Washington D.C..  We would be driving through there in just a few hours, so that was kinda scary.

Our flight to Baltimore was a long one, just over 5 hours!  It was the longest flight I have ever done.  Best part about it though was that it was non-stop, once we got to Baltimore, we were done, no more flights until the end of the week. We flew Air Tran Airways and while the planes themselves were nothing special, meaning it’s the same room as on any Boeing 737, what made this flight awesome was the fact that Air Tran offers WI-FI (for $12.95/flight) and every seat has its own built in XM radio that offers just over 100 channels to listen to, they even give you headphones to listen if you don’t have your own… and you get to keep them.

We got into BWI in Baltimore about 6:30pm, got our luggage, then jumped on the shuttle to the car rental place to get our car and head into DC.  Things went quite smoothly honestly, we made it into DC around 8pm. Our only plans were to do a drive around town and see some of the sights before grabbing a bite to eat at Gordon Biersch.  That’s exactly what we did.  We drove by the Lincoln Memorial, Washington Monument, Arlington Cemetery, Ford’s Theater and when we drove by the White House it caught Bob off guard and made him yell, “Holy F***!!  It’s the White House!”  Was quite funny.

Our hotel for the night was the Wardman Park Marriott, which isn’t too far from Dupont Circle.   As soon as we walked into the hotel, we both felt out of place.  This was a very nice hotel, and here I was in a pair of ratty shorts!  Oh well, I paid the money for the place ($60/night on Priceline vs $299-$339/night if you book direct on their site).  Before heading to our room we checked out one of the 3 bars in the hotel and honestly, the selection wasn’t impressive.  I had a Sam Adams, nothing wrong with that, Bob had a Miller Light cause they didn’t have Bud Light… strange.

Our room is awesome, which is a good thing, cause we need some sleep to get ready for tomorrow, cause the next few days will be busy, busy, busy!!

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