Monday, March 1, 2010

Hello from Washington, DC!!

I am (not quite) joking when I say I had to leave town to have a chance to rest and post to my blog! Wow what a busy week I had last week (nothing exciting--just work work work). I am here in DC for a super quick trip for work and then it's back home. I arrived yesterday in time to get to the hotel, find some food, and watch (and nap a little during) the US vs Canada Olympic hockey game. Great game!!! Congrats to our Northern neighbors for well deserved gold metal and an all around fabulous Olympics!!!!! Thank you Vancouver for a wonderful winter Olympics!!! I will have to check out Cathi at Quilt Obsession and find out what metals Lester and Smudge won in the Catalympics (did I mention I have around 400 blog posts to read??!!??? I better hope for some plane delays in order to catch up). I bet Smudge won the gold in lounging.

Anyway, I have an all-day workshop today and then I leave for Atlanta tomorrow so it's a very quick trip. No time to see anything in DC really except the metro stations and hotel.
The Mayflower Hotel (historic hotel built in 1925). Highly recommended for over-tired travelers wanting to rest and watch hockey.
I did venture down to Dupont Circle (fountain in Dupont Circle and yes, that is SNOW still on the ground--not a good day for sightseeing--very cold and very windy!)
yesterday for brunch but that's about it.
Luna Grill and Diner--highly recommend for starving travelers walking in cold and windy DC. They have the best coffee (organic & fair trade & brewed strong!!!! Perfect!) and Belgian waffles.

I also found this delightful shop (S.--it's in a Brutalist building--I think I actually like Brutalism when it's paired with cupcakes :) I highly recommend Hello Cupcake. In fact, I may actually be having a Raspberry Beret cupcake for breakfast instead of paying for overpriced eggs in the hotel right this minute. Yes, I most definitely recommend cupcakes for breakfast! I also am drinking some Via from Starbucks. OK time to get ready for the workshop.


Pat / Silver Thimble Quilt Co. said...

Have fun Gretch. Safe travels. Cupcakes for b'fast. I got no issues with that!


sewprimitive karen said...

How wonderful to go to D.C.; wish you could have gotten out more but DuPont circle is so wonderful.

*karendianne. said...

Well we just never know where you'll pop-up. A little adventurous my friend. A little bit adventurous. Fun yet... not.

Brenda said...

Hope you have a great trip.

Cathi said...

Hope you have a safe trip and enjoy those cupcakes!

Susan said...

Cupcakes for breakfast sound great to me. I've always enjoyed sweets for breakfast.

Enjoy your trip and have safe travels home!