We left for Washington, D.C. a little later in the afternoon because the soon-to-be-married lovebirds had some errands they had to accomplish in the morning. It was also the best time for me to enjoy some more time in bed. The past days have been very hectic and we were always in a hurry.
It was a long drive from Toms River, NJ to Washington, DC. Probably took us 5 hours to reach the destination. Along the way, we had a number for stopovers for chips, coffee and the need to address the after effect of coffee - the washroom! Hahahahahaha!!! Getting out of the car after sitting for a long time is always a relief. The secret is to stretch and do more stretches whenever you get the chance. It also helped that we rode a Chevrolet Suburban. The long drive was a lot bearable because of its comfy seats.
VitoriVita and Jen aka Techya while waiting for everyone to hop in for the not-so-wild ride
Lunch with The Torres family, our gracious hosts while in New Jersey
It was raining cats and dogs when we arrived in Washington, DC. My dream of a night stroll in DC was shattered. I prayed hard for the rain to stop because it occurred to me that this must be a safe city for late night walks because of the very visible police presence.
We checked-in at One Washington Circle Hotel for the night and this deserves its own post because I kind of want to give the hotel a review.
One Washington Circle Hotel Lobby
As soon as everyone was settled in their rooms, we searched for a good place to have dinner close to the hotel. The best way to do it is thru Google and we just verified it with the lady at the front desk of the hotel. Thankfully, she recommended the same restaurant that had good reviews on Google. And I must have done something good in my life because the rain stopped.
Just across our our hotel was The District Commons. A restaurant both recommended by Yelp and the lady at the front desk.
I attempted to jaywalk but I got scared because out of nowhere a police car showed up. Apparently, it was a false alarm. Their cabs looked like police cars. I just punk'd myself. Hahahahahaha!!!
The ladies in waiting --- waiting to be seated for dinner!
In another post, I will show you what we ate at District Commons. For now, I'll give you a preview of how the restaurant looks like.
We came out with our happy tummies and I felt that the best way to kind of decompress our stomachs was a walk along some notable streets in Washington. Below are photos of historical and government buildings very close to the White House.
The Willard Inter-Continental Hotel
Behind me is the very popular 555-foot marble obelisk called the Washington Monument.
The historic Hotel Washington
I guess we were able to achieve the goal that night - walk around the historic streets of Washington, DC and a scrumptious dinner at a good restaurant. All check!
Watch out for more from my The Great American Adventure blog series. I will be writing more about the hotel we stayed in, One Washington Circle Hotel, as well as District Commons!
Stay tuned and thanks for reading!
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