So here I am at the Hyatt in Bethesda, after a 5 hour drive (which should have taken 3.5-4 hrs. I should mention that the Hyatt forgot to tell me I needed to make a U-turn when I got off the highway, in order to find the place. As a result, I drove about 10 miles out of my way in RUSH HOUR traffic. Gee, they gave me a coupon for a free drink or free Internet for one night (tough call) because of the hassle.
In fact, when I went to renew my driver's license a couple of years ago, I asked if I could re-use the same picture from whatever year it was previously. They looked at me and said yes. By the next renewal I will probably need a facelift to get away with it. But by then, I will deserve it.
The drive down here was not terrible, but I must say the high point was one rest stop along the way (NJ turnpike, where thankfully, we had brought our own food with us - don't stop at Walt Whitman; Nurse Nancy is a better stop (Clara Barton??). However, I must say that the restrooms were clean, Beethoven's fifth symphony was playing over the loudspeakers (I had to check to see if I was hallucinating) and the graffiti in the stall was simply lovely. I had to take a picture.
So that's it for tonight. We are waiting for Todd (Gillman son and Washington Bureau Chief for the Dallas Morning News) to finish rehearsal for grandson Nate's Sat. bar mitzvah and take us to dinner - or rather, I guess we will take them - LOL. Meantime, I have eaten so much STUFF with the drink in this bar that I will have to force myself to eat dinner. (wanna buy a bridge?)