Sunday, March 12, 2017

My crazy first day in Washington DC

What a crazy, adventurous weekend I had!
I had been planning on going to D.C. for the rock n roll half, but decided not to do it because I haven't been able to run yet since my liposuction.

 But Charity had already been planning on coming with me, so we had already bought plane tickets, and still wanted to go and just make a fun girls weekend of it. And boy, did we!


To start with, I'm not a frequent flyer, so the takeoff and landing always makes me nervous. Our plane was small, and it was windy. So it was pretty turbulent. Poor Charity, I left an indention in her hand from her ring since I was squeezing her so hard. She loves me.


After arriving, we decided to ride the metro to our hotel.
A few minutes after we got on, a man with only one arm bursts through the door that goes between the trains, slams it shut, and starts yelling. He says he just got out of jail after 4 years, and he needs money. He doesn't want to have to hurt anyone or have to steal, but he needs money.
 Of course I immediately turned on the sound recording on my phone, just in case.
I swear, I never prayed so hard in my life!! By this time he had gone to the back of the train and I heard him tell someone thank you.
 Thankfully, our stop was about 30 seconds after all that craziness and we got off of there as fast as we could!!

 It's funny because I was just telling Charity how unsafe a metro seems. There's no security or anything. There's no way for anyone to run away or escape, you're just stuck! Of course guns aren't allowed, so no one can even protect themselves. And then crazy guy gets on and starts robbing people.
 We said no more metro for us, only Uber from now on!

Our first ever Uber ride. I wasn't as nervous as I look
Friday night we went to POV Rooftop. The views were pretty amazing. Yes, it was about 30 degrees, but they had plastic all around the balcony. It didn't block out all the wind and cold though, but there were some heaters around too. It was still pretty cold, and I wouldn't go back in the winter.
 The food was good, and it was a great experience.

White House in the distance

Crab Cake

NY Strip Steak

Buffalo Cauliflower (amazing!!)

After eating, we went down to the lobby of the W hotel and Charity (who is a professional photographer) starts taking some pictures of me.
 We immediately got swarmed by security! Apparently you can only take pictures with your phone, you cant use an actual camera. We'd never heard of such a thing! Guess it has something to do with being next door to the White House, who knows.

In our rush to get out of there, we left our $25 desserts from POV there in the lobby. That hurt!

We Uber'd (is that a word?) back to our hotel and around 1 we headed to bed. I went into the bathroom, and almost stepped on a HUGE roach. I am not joking, it was like triple the size of a regular one. Charity thinks I'm dying, so she rushes in there and it disappears.
 She calms me down (haha!) and then she goes in there, and whaddya know, there it is again. And this time it follows her out into the hallway.
 She goes into the kitchenette, and sees one crawling out of the sink!
 That was it- I AM OUT. I call the front desk, and they are very apologetic and bring us a key for a different room, a few doors down. First thing we see in the new room- a mouse trap. Gahhh!!!

So we had quite a night. At one point we were almost asleep when Charity screams and jumps out of bed and starts ripping her clothes off, because she felt something crawling on her. We later realized it was just her necklace.
 We could not stop laughing.

Needless to say, we had a very eventful, adventurous first night in DC!
Saturday we went sightseeing...more on that later.

8 comments:

  1. Oh my goodness... talk about an exciting first day.
    That is horribly scary about the metro - its why I dont mind not going to visit Big Cities often. Leave me to my country world.
    I had no idea about the camera thing either. You'd think phones would be more dangerous with the tracking on them... hmmm...

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  2. Just NO!!!! That hotel sounds terrible. Eek!!!! I have totally done that with a necklace once and died laughing at myself after I calmed down. Lol. I hope the rest of your trip went better!

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  3. Yikes! I love Washington DC and all the history surrounding it - I hope you were able to get some great sightseeing in! I would have freaked out with the necklace too -- I'm vigilant about checking the online bedbug registry whenever we go to a hotel, but still don't really know how up-to-date it is. I doubt I'd be able to sleep after that, even knowing it was a necklace and not a bedbug! :)

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  4. Eeeek I hate cockroaches. We get them in our apartment and they gross me out so much!

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    1. Oh, me too. I'd almost rather have anything then a cockroach!

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  5. Whoa! What a crazy day. Those were not the adventures I was expecting. :)

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  6. Holy crap. I would NEVER stay in that hotel again. And BOOOO on leaving desserts. That's the best part of any meal.

    I make an amazing Buffalo Cauliflower so when you want to come on over for dinner...that's what I'll make!! :-D I hope your trip got better from here on out. I would have DIED!

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    1. I'll never stay there again, that's for sure! I need to leave a review on that hotel too. There's just no excuse for that! We need to plan that dinner! I cannot wait to try your buffalo cauliflower!

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