It took FOREVER to get to DC. Usually I make my reservations way ahead and fly non stop for about an hour and a half. Never had a delayed flight, cancellation, anything. This trip had to fly a different airline with a stop in NYC. Delays at both Burlington and NYC. I thought I'd get to DC about 9:30 but it was closer to midnight. No question that I was taking a taxi and not the Metro. Got to Em's, muttered Happy Birthday and tried to fall asleep. The operative word is tried. I slept poorly and will probably pay for it later.
Emily on her way to Fuse Pilates
An early morning sunrise
We were up bright and early. Em went off to Pilates and I decided to go for a run. I wasn't quite ready to run in the dark alone in a major city so I took the Metro to the Smithsonian and by the time I got there it was light. I took off and had hardly gone anywhere when I thought I saw someone I recognized. It was Katie from This Amazing Day who was also staring at me. We exchanged quick hellos as we crossed the road in opposite directions. She had someone with her I didn't recognize but I hope I didn't ignore a blogger I know. I would especially upset to ignore Kandi, my Words with Friends pal who is running her first marathon this weekend. I hope to meet her on a trip down here but this one is a bit busy. I ran in the opposite direction I usually do and headed along the Potamac "home." It was a pleasant run, just over 4 miles.
Fall colors surprise me other places than Vermont.
I am a bit of a foliage snob but there are
pretty colors here.
I always like this part of my run.
Soon I headed off to Em's job to pick her up to go to her doctor's appointment. It was the first time I had visited her here.
Visiting Em at work
Later I went out to lunch with her and three of her co workers. Then I walked for a solid 2 1/2 hours, not strolled, walked! I was beat. I went back to the Mall, walked from the Capitol to the Washington Monument, all around the Tidal Basin (my favorite walk in DC which had been closed) and then back to the Capitol and back to Em's work.
Walking around the Tidal Basin
A Chance to see a New Memorial
Then it was out to supper to celebrate Em's bday where I laughed more than a little. Saturday will be mostly work with very little play!