I managed to survive and still have a good time on my recent business trip to Washington DC (the way back was DCA to Dallas to SAN).
One of the main reasons I had a good time, was that I managed to sneak in three great runs in the Rossyln area of Virgina. One of the better ones included an exploration of Theodore Roosevelt Island which is part of the George Washington Memorial Parkway that is operated by the Virgina Turkey Run Park.
I'm also going to have to recommend the following beers:
- Rogue's Kell Irish Style Lager
- Ridgeway Brewing's Very Bad Elf Special Reserve Ale (7.5% AlcVol which is based on a 1795 Thames Valley recipe)
- Weisse Hacker-Pschorr Traditional Wheat Ale
Lastly, I have to admit I'm becoming a fan of "reading fiction books" while in transit, vice pulling out the work Tablet PC or the personal iBook or a tech journal. Right now, I am busy quickly turning pages of W.E.B. Griffen's By Order Of The President. This is my first Griffen book (definitely not my last Griffen book). I had heard his name before, but never got introduced until I listened to his recent podcast at Pritzker Military Library.