Travel Blogs from Triangle
... really good first day :-)
In the evening, we went for dinner at a sports bar round the corner, very nice. Afterwards we walked for another 3 miles or so to find the White House...which we lost. Seriously, for a big building it is hard to find! Filled with embarrassment and shame, we managed to earwig another lady asking a stranger where to find it. Though we have just realised we actually only saw the back of it...so ...
... Fortunately most participants brought rain gear as we did.
When we arrived, there was quite a line of people waiting to get into the historic home for the tour. We spent a half hour or so browsing through the dependencies, or outbuildings, such as the shoemaker's shop and slave quarters as pictured.
Our tour of the home was interesting but seemed to be a bit rushed ...
... Capital supporters but not many. I lined up to go through security. Yep, more metal detectors, bag searches and this time, a pat down. Nervously, I handed my scalped ticket to the ticket tart. BEEP ! 'Go through sir' she said. YESSSSS!!!
I was given a free foam hockey stick hat thing from a smiling cheerleader and put it straight on my head like the other Capitals fans. I headed up the escalators to the first level and went straight to ...
Bus to Miami airport-comically long security check in process. Starbucks coffee and muffins. Quick flight. Bus transfer to hotel. Arrive hotel Normandy on wyoming street. Check in. Video chat with mum and aunt ag. Brief happy birthday Skype to j and c. Shower and down to do in area for complimentary cheese and wine. Out for Thai food- thaiphoon. Early nigh for an early ...
... for the second time today. Thankfully there was no line at the United counter and I got that taken care of quickly.
I met Mom on the other side of security. We had been told there is no lounge at MAN that accepts a United Club card (BMI was recently bought out by British Airways and left the Star Alliance, thus its lounge is no longer available to alliance lounge members). We instead ate breakfast in a restaurant while passing the time until our flight.
At Gate ...
How has this hotel rated in the past?
- Continental Breakfast
- Room service
- Swimming pool
- Free High-Speed Internet