Breakfast was across the street at Caribou Cafe, then it was off to the Metro, and back to the Mall.  My flight home was at 2:00 PM, so we didn’t have much time for sight seeing.  We decided to hit what monuments we could. The day was much hotter, and it took us longer to … Continue reading DC2GSP

Shaken, Not Stirred

The Helix has a marvelous champagne social from 5:00 until 6:00.  After a day of exploring DC, Laura and I enjoyed a complimentary beverage while watching traffic in the lobby.  Not long after we got our drinks, Tim H arrived and joined us.  After a couple of glasses, we left him to continue checking in, … Continue reading Shaken, Not Stirred

Hotel Helix

Imagine if you took all of the designers on those weird BBC makeover shows and turned them loose on a hotel, and you would have the Hotel Helix. One enters through sliding curtains – not doors – and is hit with multicolored squares of light that change colors every few seconds. Continue reading Hotel Helix


Laura has a conference in DC, so I decided to tag along for the weekend to visit our friends John and Kate. At four on a Friday we boarded a flight at GSP straight to Reagan International. Continue reading GSP2DC