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My long weekend in DC

May 4th, 2011 at 03:16 pm

I'm back from DC. What a great weekend! I walked the 5K in one hour and 21 minutes (I was pushing a stroller). The race raised more than $2 million for brain tumor research. We had time to visit the monuments, the Museum of Natural History and the zoo, and had a delightful lunch in DuPont Circle.

It was interesting to be only 3 blocks from the White House when the news hit about bin Laden. Although many gathered at the White House, we did not. Too macabre for my taste to celebrate a death, even this death. But I am also glad this man has been stopped.

Financially, the trip was not as bad as it could have been. Since I traveled with my son's family, we were able to split gas and lodging costs. Also, my brother-in-law donated his points to secure several free rooms, so we were all able to split an overall cost that was already discounted. It's just a shame that gas was so high when we chose to make a road trip, but I suppose it isn't coming down any time soon.

I spent $113 on gas, $91 on food and $136 on lodging. I also paid $20 for a team T-shirt which will be a nice pajama top for years to come!

Our entertainment was all free, and I worked off a lot of calories with two days of walking.

And, I found .14 on the street! DC is a good place for coin-seeking.

Back to reality, but it's nice that it's already Wednesday and I only have two days to go till the weekend.

1 Responses to “My long weekend in DC”

  1. frugalgirl Says:

    Sounds like a great weekend!

    I found your comments about the revelry interesting. I, too, find it hard to celebrate a death no matter how awful the person. We are living abroad temporarily and the news coverage of the celebrations comes across as fanatical and in bad taste.

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