Amazing 2010 Summer Road Trip Review – To the Capital, They Would Go…

Worst. Driving. Almost.
I really had no idea what to expect driving into Washington D.C., but having already experienced not fun driving in Toronto, I wasn’t taking any chances! Fortunately, we didn’t really have far to drive and the time was mid-afternoon, so we probably hit the best conditions that were going to be possible. We employed the stay in one lane and hope it’s the right one policy and followed that all the way into the city, which still got crazy at times because some routes were just randomly closed without more than a mile’s notice. The worst was actually probably the surface streets trying to find our hotel … needless to say, I was just happy to finally see that we were there…


Sometimes Fancy = Awkward
I’m just going to be frank – this was probably my least favorite hotel during our entire trip, even though it was among the most expensive. My problem was that it just felt really fancy and trendy and unlike, say, the upscale hotel that we stayed at overlooking the Falls, I just felt extraordinarily out of place here. Something as simple as getting ice just felt really awkward because I had to call down to the front desk and ask that they send some up … maybe it was the tipping, because I had to go out of my way to get extra cash and even then didn’t know what to tip.

We tried cooling down in the pool up on the roof, except it was the kind of place where more people lounged around smoking cigars by the pool than actually going in it. We ultimately retreated back to the room to just kick back with dinner and a movie when we realized that the pool would be closing soon because it turned into a rooftop club in the evening hours! Yeah … out of place is one way to describe it…


A Double-Whammy Night In
Room service and a pay-per-view movie had proven to be a fun relaxant before, however I suppose ultimately it just wasn’t in the cards for us that evening in this strange and fancy, new town. I don’t even remember the name of the dish I had, except that it was the noodle thing that you see below and it was both overpriced and under-flavored. I do recall the name of the movie, mainly because it was fucking horrible – all I’ll say is that the people who made Get Him to the Greek should be ashamed for making such a shitty spin-off of such a great flick like Forgetting Sarah Marshall.


Maybe it was time to just get some sleep and try again the next day!

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