March 4, 2009
We've got this summer's itinerary solidly set and are calling tomorrow to make the various reservations. It's a baseball-themed trip again this year, knocking off three MLB parks that neither I nor The Girl have seen.
Amtrak - I know, last summer's train got wiped out...this summer's won't be - takes us from Cincinnati at 3:30 in the morning to Washington a scant sixteen hours later. That's June 19th, just a few days after The Girl's district lets out - assuming they don't have any more snow days between now and then.
We spend a nice Saturday around DC and take the train to Philly Sunday morning. There's a day game in Philly (against Baltimore), then we turn around for Washington Sunday night.
We're in Washington all week with a night game on hump day against the Red Sawks and a bunch of photos of Beaker around Washington.
On Sunday morning we take the train up to Baltimore for another day game, this at Camden Yards, and then back to Washington that night.
We spend another couple of days in Washington and head home on July 1, rolling into Cincinnati at one in the morning.
All without ever touching a steering wheel. We'll have one hotel room in Washington for the ten or so days, so we won't be shifting the baggage around the three cities, but we'll have a lot of time in the Capital. The Girl's already exited about seeing the Smithsonian's various museums (sadly without the Muppets) and the National Zoo. I'm geeked about seeing the WWII memorial, the Einstein Memorial, three new ballparks, and the National Mall.
Baltimore and Philly aren't really going to get much time here - just in for the game and back out before the day's even over - but does anybody have any other must-see suggestions for D.C.?
Oddly, I've never been to the Capitol or the White House. Those might have to get on the docket.