Dateline DC: we’re here on the amazing chase of getting Taylor moved into his new apartment and ready to start work Monday morning. Lots of fun and lots of work.
Not exactly a tourist trip, though, unless your version of sightseeing includes endless trips to Target, Macy’s and Best Buy. The CE and I agreed that Day 1 here may have been the single most tiring experience we can remember. We met Taylor at his new place and unpacked some boxes. First priority was to find a bed, so off we went to the mattress store. Then to Macy’s for linens and dishes, etc.
Then back to the apartment for bed delivery. Then off to pick up a dining table he found on Craigslist. Then to Best Buy (T’s idea of the perfect bachelor pad: weight set and a 50″ flat screen tv – Architectural Digest will probably not be calling anytime soon…), then to pick up said weight set also found on Craig’s List, then BACK to Best Buy, Ace Hardware and the Container Store.
A note about the WDC area: while the metro population exceeds 5 million, they apparently have only a half dozen parking spaces to go around. And those are metered: 25 cents gets you four minutes. Quite a challenge when you’re hauling furniture around. And prepare to get lost: neither Google maps nor old-fashioned folding maps could help us navigate the snarl of angled lettered, numbered and state-named streets, although kudos goes to Taylor’s Droid phone with built-in GPS.
We finally stopped for dinner at 10 pm that night at a little Indian restaurant on Connecticut Avenue. The proprietor was closing his doors, but took mercy on us and kept the restaurant open so we could eat. Whew! What a day!
It’s making me tired just to write this, so time to stop. We’re hoping to find our way (wish us luck!) over to the Tidal Basin to see some cherry blossoms before heading home to the chickens.