OK, here’s the second gas rant, after I promised not to do it again. At lunch yesterday gas was $2.35 in Duncan. I knew I needed to fill up, but figured I was OK until time to come home. By afternoon, the price had risen 24 cents to $2.59. Scary.
What I really wanted for dinner was comfort food. Specifically, macaroni and cheese with black-eyed peas and stewed tomatoes. However, since Laura’s still in DC I suppose I need to try another new place. This time I decided to try Pho Noodleville in the Orchard Park shopping center. This was one of the places recommended by John Mallick, so I thought I would give it a shot.
The Gulf Coast is certainly not walking on sunshine today. I’m still not sure how the pundits can say that New Orleans was spared, when most of it is under water. A break in a levee today was letting even more water in from Lake Ponchartrain, so who’s to say where it might end. The death toll in Mississippi alone is appalling. So perhaps instead of Katrina and the Waves, a little Led Zepplin might be more appropriate…
Breakfast was across the street at Caribou Cafe, then it was off to the Metro, and back to the Mall. My flight home was at 2:00 PM, so we didn’t have much time for sight seeing. We decided to hit what monuments we could. The day was much hotter, and it took us longer to … Read More “DC2GSP” »
The Helix has a marvelous champagne social from 5:00 until 6:00. After a day of exploring DC, Laura and I enjoyed a complimentary beverage while watching traffic in the lobby. Not long after we got our drinks, Tim H arrived and joined us. After a couple of glasses, we left him to continue checking in, … Read More “Shaken, Not Stirred” »
The Helix is a party hotel, and is not especially quiet. We heard revelry most of the night, and woke up still tired. The original plan was for John and I to meet up and play a disc golf course over in Arlington. The rain put a cabash on that, so plans were amended to … Read More “Land of Domes and Marble” »
The concierge at Helix recommended an Asian, Hispanic fusion restaurant nearby, so we set off in search of the Merkado.
Imagine if you took all of the designers on those weird BBC makeover shows and turned them loose on a hotel, and you would have the Hotel Helix. One enters through sliding curtains – not doors – and is hit with multicolored squares of light that change colors every few seconds.
Laura has a conference in DC, so I decided to tag along for the weekend to visit our friends John and Kate. At four on a Friday we boarded a flight at GSP straight to Reagan International.
We took a quick trip to DC over the weekend. Even though I supposedly had WiFi in this hotel where we stayed, I couldn’t connect. I’ll post things when I get a chance, making sure to change the date accordingly. I took a ton of photos. It may take a bit longer to get any of … Read More “Been away a bit” »