Well I’m finally getting some time off. I will be headed off to Washington DC for a week to relax and spend time with old friends. There will, however, be one day of work. I will be traveling up to Somerset, NJ to our office on the East Coast to meet te staff there and put a West Coast face on the place. I arrive in DC at 6am on Tuesday, April 22 – my birthday!Â I have a red eye flight leaving LAX on Monday evening on the new Virgin America Airline.
I will be in DC for a week and will be staying with my friend Ben who lives just outside of DC in Rockville, MD.Â He lives right on the Red Line which is a straight shot into the city.Â Ben lives in the newly developed Rockville Town Square and multi-use development with retail shops below, condos and apartments above and also home to the Rockville Main Public Library.Â I’m excited to see Ben as it has been about 5 years since I saw him last.Â I met him just before I had met Brian.Â Ben is an artist and currently works in kitchen design.
The one thing I want to do before I leave DC is to visit the new Nationals ballpark.Â This park was several years in the making and serves as the new home to the Nationals.
In addition, I will also be spending some time with Scott Shumkaer and his partner Barry.Â They have moved into a new condo in what was the old
Charleston Chasleton on 16th and R.Â A developer bought the building and converted them all to condos.Â After a somewhat-bumpy ride, they FINALLY moved in. Scott has been working owner of a design/marketing firm called Precision Design.
So the main purpose of the trip is that I want to just do NOTHING but relax and not worry about the office. Will I be able to do it?? Anyone wanna take bets??Filed under: Advertising, Baseball, Personal Log