Cheer: Witnessed the Ted Kennedy Funeral procession. This was a totally bonus, once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. Dad overhead someone say the motorcade would be passing by. We stuck it out and sure enough, the Kennedys drove down Constitution Avenue – limos, charter buses and all.
Jeer: Wrong metro stop. On Saturday, while attempting to locate NPR, we got off the metro prematurely and ended up walking nearly 15 blocks to NPR. Oops. At least it was scenic and not sketchy.
Cheer: Bonus tour of NPR. Dad and I popped in the lobby of NPR, said hello to the security guard and started to head back out. Then, out of nowhere, a computer/tech employee kindly offered to show us the building. It was quict there, although the Weekend Edition crew was pretty busy.
Jeer: Germs, germs, germs are everywhere in D.C. Metros, handrails, buttons, and more. Thankful that NPR has hand sanitizers on each floor, and that my roomies have decided to keep a bottle by the door. (The rhyming was not intentional).
Cheer: Yummy Italian bistro for dinner. I couldn’t tell you the name of it, but it was good. The cheesecake was even better.
Jeer: Dulles Airport. Part of learning our way around included the out-of-the-way airport. In fact, the Super Shuttle actually passed Reagan Airport on our way into town Friday. We’ll know better for next time.
Cheer: Running into relatives in front of the White House. Talk about coincidence! I knew my cousin was in town this week on business. As my dad and I rounded the gates of the White House, I turned around and yelled, “Mark?” Sure enough, it was him!