Monday, October 24, 2005

Trip Prep

We went to the book store yesterday to get a travel guide for Washington DC. We ended up with the National Geographic one, an excellent book and much better than Fodor's or Frommer's. Then we spent the better part of the evening searching for hotels. Giving the limited budget and my general cheapness we found one outside of DC for almost $100/per night. Then after a little soul searching, transportation costs comparison and a little egging from the wife we found a hotel right in the middle of downtown DC, 2 blocks east of the White House and 3 blocks north of the Smithsonian Institute, it costs a bit more per night ($140) but a) when are we in Washington again and 2) we do have damn the cost and full speed ahead. The great thing is that I negotiated free parking (usually $10/day) and we are in walking distance of EVERYTHING!!!!

We also got a 'family suite', the boy gets his own room and TV and bathroom and we get a view of the White House out of our window...

As for the drive (10 hours) does anyone one know a any weird stops between Indianapolis and Washington DC, I'm talking largest ball of twine or the world's smallest working tractor, anything to break up the drive and get us out of the car for 30 minutes...thanks!


At 7:07 PM, Blogger Brent said...

Hopefully they've cleaned up Washington since I was there in July. I can't wait to hear what you think!!

At 10:09 AM, Blogger Holly said...

What route are you taking from west to east? I was trying to think of interesting stuff here in Ohio that you might pass. Or my home state of West by God Virginia.

When are you going? Me and the fiance are going there for our honey moon next week! :)


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