Off to a …. start

Randall, Isaac and I took off to our East Coast Vacation yesterday morning  on an early start around 5:30am.  We had an uneventful morning at the airport (and if you know me, you know that is a rare thing). When we arrived in Baltimore, we were shuttled over to the rental car where we were given a beautifully equipped Infinity G35.  As the Enterprise guys were loading our luggage they found that my baggage was leaking a white liquidy substance.  We opened the case and saw that my shampoo bottle had leaked all over Isaac’s, and my clothes.  We couldn’t do anything about then so we started towards D.C. On the way, we got pulled over by an obvious speed trap on the highway.  After a long encounter with a rude cop, we left with an $80 ticket.  Once we got to D.C. we parked down the street from Derek’s apartment and had a great lunch at ‘The Diner’.  When we got back to our car, we had a parking ticket.  Apparently, when we parked there was an allegedly official sign on our parking meter that said it was broken.  When we got back just an hour later, the sign had been removed and the meter had been fixed.  Needless to say, Randall is going to be writing the D.C. police a letter.  After that good start, we went to the Mall and saw all the touristy attractions before we headed back to Derek’s apartment where we chilled for the rest of the night.

This morning we took a walk down to a great little bakery, followed by the zoo.  We saw a lot of birds and a few bigger animals, including an elephant who was getting a bath.  It was hot and muggy but we still had a great time.  We just all woke up from our naps and we’re ready for dinner and fireworks.  We’re in the middle of a thunderstorm so we’ll see how that turns out.  We’re having a great and relaxing time.  Check out the pictures to see us having fun.

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  1. Ahhh. Sweet memories of DC! GW and I should have warned you about those. Unfortunately, they also have a LOT of hidden cameras and in about 6 weeks, you may get several tickets mailed to your home! Maybe not, if you were in a rental car. I think we got a total of 20 something tickets in the 2.5 months we were there! Good luck fighting them!

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