Wednesday, August 6, 2008

DC, day 1

Well, our first flight was canceled due to weather, but we managed to get to DC by way of NYC (we flew right over the former World Trade Center, and I could see this huge square construction area beneath the plane. That was more than a little uncomfortable on several levels). We got here about 5 hours later than expected, but the kids were model travelers and we're doing just fine. The hotel is awesome. Last night we went for a swim, then had dinner and went for a walk. We found a park and let the kids go nuts for a little while, which they appreciated. It's going to be 90 today, so we're planning on staying indoors as much as we can. I think we're going to hit a few of the Smithsonians.

We're standing in LaGuardia yesterday, waiting for our flight, and we saw home on CNN. We saw a town to the west of Grammaland and one to the east, and they were talking about severe storms. Obviously we were concerned for the family, but there wasn't a whole lot we could do from there. When I finally got a chance to check my e-mail, I had a note from Mom saying that her yard had taken quite a bit of damage. No one was hurt, but her beautiful backyard was beaten up badly. I hope everyone else in Grammaland is ok.


Rob Monroe said...

Glad that family is safe, both in DC and back home.

Enjoy your time in town! There is a Jim Henson exhibit at the International Gallery. (

di said...

VPZ home and yard is OK. Had over 5 inches of rain.
Neighbors across the street were without power for 2 days.
Glad to know you all are safe and having a good time.
Grandmother D

Anonymous said...

Glad you arrived safely.