Monday, October 22, 2012

I'm Back!

Well, I’m finally back from my SGK 3-Day DC Walk!

All of the 3-Day Walks that I have participated in have been amazing for many reasons. Walking DC definitely tops my list strictly from the location of the walk. DC is amazingly beautiful and the walk allowed me to see so many things within the city.
The group I traveled with arrived in DC two days before the walk to be able to do some sightseeing. The first night we did a night tour of the memorials which was AWESOME! We were able to see the Washington Monument, the White House, the Thomas Jefferson Memorial, the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, the Vietnam Memorial, the World War II Memorial, the FDR Memorial, and Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial. I only wished that we had time to do the same tour during the day to see the contrast form day to night. The tour lasted about 4 hours and we were pretty beat afterward.

Soon after leaving the tour, the rental car that I was traveling in was involved in a car accident. We were sitting at a red light when a car approached and rear ended us. Thankfully no one was seriously injured although three of us experienced some soreness following the accident. Thankfully we had a day before the walk, and in the end each of us was fine. The other driver accepted liability for the accident which also made everything go smooth.

Unfortunately, we did have some challenges with the condo we rented to stay in during the walk. I’m sure you have all figured out that I can be a bit of a Prima Donna. I’ll just leave this part of the story that we spent the day before the walk relocating to the Dupont Circle area of DC and to hotel rooms. Thankfully all of the traveling I do for business paid off and I was able to secure hotel rooms with reward points!
The other bright spot to our bumpy beginning was that my Mom and sister were thinking about me and my walking team, and they had surprise gifts for us! Pears from Harry and David were at the condo when we arrived. The next day we received wonderful pink ribbon Tervis tumblers with our names on them! And if that wasn’t enough, cupcakes from Georgetown Cupcake were delivered to our hotel! These surprises were so unexpected and greatly appreciated not only by me, but my team too. It’s so nice to know that other people were thinking about us and wishing us well on our 3-Day journey!
Before we knew it, it was time for bed since we needed to rise early for Day 1 of the 3-Day Walk!


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