Friday, February 18, 2005

Hello from Washington DC

We always have such a good time here. The flight today was fine, but we had to leave early, so I was up at 4:30 this morning. The snow showers did not materialize to any extent that might threaten a plane trip. We parked, took the shuttle, checked in and had an hour and a half to eat a bagel and drink a cup of coffee before the flight. The plane was a new one, the stewardess said, called a 700...George says it is a new version of the 737. Whatever it was, there were more seats and smaller aisles. On Southwest there are no seat reservations so you do a "cattle" call for the seats in order of the time you checked in, A, B, or C. We were B. George said the only way we could have gotten A was to stay up until midnight and get a boarding pass online. Neither of us was up at midnight. But we got aisle seats, him behind me, and made out fine. The wind made the landing very bumpy and at the end, when the wheels hit the runway, the plane tilted in the wind and people were a bit nervous. But all is well.

Today we had lunch at Fuddruckers, large hamburgers with guacamole, and tonight we are on our way to the Japanese restaurant for sushi. We went to Target this afternoon and bought a Senseo pod coffeemaker for Michael. Food is not scarce. We also went to the grocery store and stocked up on Fruit 2-0, breakfast stuff including pancake mix and syrup, and ice cream and popcorn. Uh oh.

More tomorrow. Have a great night.