This is the final post from my road trip to Maine and New York. I apologize that there is nothing “finale” about it, but at this point in the trip, we were drained. Even though it was one of the best trips I’ve ever been on, I was ready to get back into the swing of things at home. There is always a point in a trip where your own bed seems like heaven.
Our trip was only supposed to be about seven hours to my brother’s (in D.C.) from Amsterdam New York. Silly us, we didn’t factor in all the traffic! I will make sure to never live anywhere near the New Jersey Turnpike! Woah! We got stuck in such a bad traffic jam that we gave up and got off the exit to stop at the Casino. We figured the lunch hour traffic would die down after an hour or so. I had some luck playing the house. I’ve never had a bad blackjack game (knock on wood.)
We finally got to D.C. at seven. We stayed at the Hilton right by the metro on King Street in Old Town Alexandria. It was very inexpensive for such a great location and the staff was very friendly. I’m looking forward to going back to D.C. with Nick because he’s never been there and I want him to explore it all. I’m in love with D.C. and still have so much left to explore.
Nick and I winded down by the hotel bar while we waited for my brother and Karlee to meet up. I chugged about four glasses of water while sitting there, trying to make up for the lack of water on the car ride. We didn’t stay with my brother because Nick is allergic to cats, but I had to stop at his place to visit them. I love my catphews.
One place I didn’t get to stop at last time I was in Old Town Alexandria was the Fish Market. You guys kept telling me to go there, and I finally got the opportunity to try it!
Because we didn’t get enough seafood in Maine…
We started with the crab dip. It had a unique taste, very seasonal. If Im not mistaken, they added some kind of nutmeg and cinnamon to it. It sounds like a weird combo, but it worked.
I went all out on my last vacation dinner and went for the crab legs. I knew Nick would help me finish it off if need be. Crab legs are in the top of my favorite foods list. The crab legs were juicy and cooked to perfection! This place was everything you guys talked it up to be! The sweet potato fries, potatoes, salad, seafood, and everything was out of this world!
After dinner, Nick and I walked a couple hours around King Street. Karlee had to work early in the morning, so they headed back.
As soon as we got back, I crashed!
My brother had the day off, so we went to breakfast at Table Talk before Nick and I headed back to Charlotte. This place is very cozy and down to earth. The wait staff is very friendly. I went there last time I was in D.C. and knew Nick would love this place.
I ordered a GIANT bowl of fruit; cantaloupe and strawberries. I figured after all the pizza and ice cream on vacation, it was time to clean up the diet a bit.
Their fruit was so fresh and ripe! Nick also liked their food.
We walked over to my brother’s building for a bit so I could show Nick around before we left. My brother’s rooftop is the coolest. If I lived there, I know where I’d be all the time.
We left before 10 am and I eager to get to the mall to drop off my Mac.
It was a pretty smooth ride back with little traffic. We got there in seven hours.
Road trips are fun and all, but it’s so much easier to fly!
What was your longest road trip?
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