AMTRAK and Washington DC

DIL (daughter-in-law) Jennifer and I took a trip to Washington DC for a long weekend. We took Amtrak. Our train was supposed to leave at 6:17 am. It is delayed and didn’t leave until 7:55 am. This is a first for both of us. We were told by other passengers that ride often, these trains are not usually late.

The train station in Salisbury was very small but only a 10 to 15-minute drive from Jennifer’s house. Her Hubby Jim drove us to the Train station.

Even though our train was late leaving, we still got to DC mid-afternoon.

We arrived at Washington, DC Union Station

Union Station was huge and grand. We arrived in DC in plenty of time to check into our Airbnb, make our dinner reservation at a great restaurant, and take our night tour. It was a busy day.

We stayed in a lovely Airbnb. Our unit was on the bottom apartment and we were very happy with our accommodations. The owners thought of everything. We had every amenity and more.

We dined in the top-rated restaurants and when I tell you the food was delicious, it was very delicious.

The best crab cakes ever.

We ate at four-star restaurants

Our first tour was in an electric vehicle in the evening.

We toured DC by bus by day.

We took a boat tour that was relaxing after a long day of sightseeing.

We took a day and visited several Smithsonian Museums along with the zoo, all were free.

We rode the metro (subway). We only got off at the wrong exit once. There were red lines, blue lines, yellow lines and who knows how many more. We were mostly confused.

We enjoyed our long weekend in DC. We took hundreds of pictures. Below is just a few.

Our wonderful weekend was at an end and we were back at the train station in DC, waiting for our train. Unlike the train station in Salisbury, this station was more like an airport. Shops and restaurants and gates. We would board our train at gate H.

Our three weeks with Jennifer and Jim are coming to a close. Tomorrow, we will head to our home base in Hermitage PA. We got our wheel fixed and we got a new battery. We should be good to go.

God Bless, Stay Safe, and Be Kind to Every Kind

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