Today saw us up early to pack and make our way to Penn Station to catch the Amtrak Train to Washington. In my enthusiasm I had suggested we walk to the Station which was about 17 blocks from our Hotel. I always forget the weight of my backpack! Anyway we made it there (I was a bit hot and bothered and it was so hot in the subway!). As we were early I had time to cool down before the grain was due to depart.
The train trip is comfortable and takes around 2.75 hours. Union Station is currently being renovated but is how we remembered it. AA quick bite to eat and then we were off to find the Hotel. The Hotel is near Du Pont Circle (which is a very nice part of Washington).
We took some time to reorganise ourselves and then we were off to catch up with our friend Ceri. We met at a really nice restaurant called Agora (Mediterranean style) and talked non-stop for almost 4 hours).
We will be catching up over the next 2 days as well as doing some sightseeing and generally enjoying the Capital of the USA. As I write this the media is focusing on the lack of a balanced coverage of the upcoming electoral campaign. I expect there will be more of this to come!
Will report in again tomorrow. W