Washington – Roadtrip2k8

We stopped in Philly yesterday just to get some Philly cheese steaks at Pat’s Steaks. They were decent, I don’t know if they were the best I’ve ever had, but at least I can say I’ve had a cheese steak in Philly. That was pretty much it in Philadelphia, we headed straight to Washington DC. When we got there it was about 6PM and the Nationals were playing the Philly’s at 7. We walked up to the ticket window and bought $60 tickets.

It turns out those seats were pretty good. We were 3 rows from the field, just past third base. The Nationals stadium was very cool, probably has the coolest scoreboard I’ve ever seen. But I guess that’s what you get when the stadium is brand new. So the game was good, Nationals won, then it was time to look for a hotel.

We couldn’t find anything in the city that was either not sold out or not less than $300 a night, so we ended up finding a Budget Inn, which was in ghetto. I seriously thought the car was going to get broken into while we were asleep, but everything turned out fine. We toured all of DC today, saw all the monuments, the white house, our car on the grass… Yeah, apparently we parked in a bad spot on the street and didnt see the sign that said we had to move it at 4PM, we got a parking ticket and to get our car off the busy road, they towed it up onto the grass… it was kind of odd, but whatever at least they didn’t tow it away.

So that was that, no we are in Pittsburgh, going to see the Pirates play tomorrow night, then drive to Cleveland to sleep, then wake up, check out the rock and roll hall of fame and then head home. So we will be home Thursday night at some point.