Washington DC with the Pup
by, 06-08-2008 at 10:27 AM (28105 Views)
Just returned from an overnight getaway to Washington DC. This was my husband's 50th birthday. He didn't want a party, hoopla, or any type of crowd activity. His idea was for the three of us (him, me, and our Scottish Terrier, Bonnie Joy), to get away. I did research on properties within a few hours of our home and found the Fairmont Washington DC would accomodate us.
Well...who knew we would be arriving in DC during a major heatwave!(Close to 100 on Saturday and due to be over 100 on Sunday.) We checked in around noon. Our room was lovely; 10th floor at the end of the hall. We were given a pup door hanger (pup sleeping or pup touring the city on the notice!), and a pup bowl (so cute!). We were starving so went to lunch OUTSIDE at their courtyard restaurant, Juniper. No guests outside during the heatwave so Bonnie Joy was able to hang out with us. The staff was extremely accommodating and supplied her with water and company. We enjoyed a great lunch of crabcake and rockfish...YUM YUM! Now, after lunch we took a hike to Georgetown to the Harbour. Beautiful view and cute restaurants but toooo hot for hanging out with pup....back to the Fairmont.
The Fairmont dropped off a 50th birthday gift for my husband of beer and chocolate truffles and white chocolate in the shape of the Washington Monument...what a treat!
For dinner, we did take out from a Thai restaurant around the block. The Thai Kitchen is quick with great food. Our concierge had recommended it. Too hot to eat outside. We did walk around the Georgetown area and the parks. What a beautiful city. In the early evening, we took the Capitol Cruise Lines (they permit pets) for a 50 minute boat ride on the Potomoc. Great scenary and really feeling like we were sightseeing! The boat ride provided some semi-cool breezes.
Sunday morning was a beautiful morning for a walk with the pup. The city feels so safe and seems so clean. Other joggers and pet owners were enjoying the early morning hours also. Another lovely breakfast at the hotel courtyard. Fresh fruit and French pastries (plus of course other selections!) Pup was looking forward to any leftovers but instead had to settle for her kibble and a little bit of cantelope. We took an early drive to the White House to see if Barney and Miss Beazley (Bush) were home. No tour groups, crowds, etc. We asked one guard if the presidential pups were around. No luck...we were told they were in Texas for the weekend. So, another nice drive around the monuments before the tours and people arrived. What a great getaway and great that Bonnie Joy could enjoy it with us!
PS- Photo of Bonnie Joy waiting for someone with to play on the White House Lawn!!