Before dinner last evening we took another long walk. This included walking by the White House where another demonstration was held. Same was true on our return walk with a different demonstration.
We had dinner at the Old Ebbitt Grill. Even though it has been around since the 1850's this was our first visit there. It definitely brings in a crowd as just about all tables were in use during our meal. Their specialty is seafood including Oyster's. We passed on them but they seemed to be a popular choice with many diners as an appetizer. We think it is a restaurant you try one-time for its history although a couple seated next to us had been there three times within two days. We hadn't realized that it is now owned by Clyde's a small restaurant chain in Washington, DC and its suburbs.
After dinner we took a leisurely walk on our way back to the hotel. After all of that walking (Fitbit Blaze was excited about the walking) it was easy to fall asleep.
We began the day with an early breakfast at the Club Floor Lounge. This is a good time to mention how friendly and customer focused the entire staff of the hotel has been. This includes the personnel from the Club Floor, the Registration Desk, Concierge, Housekeeping and the Door Men.
We kept to a simple breakfast of Cereal and fruit.
Originally, we planned to visit The American University but with lunch plans with friends we thought it would be cutting it close. The good news is that we hadn't planned to visit the Holocaust Museum until Monday and since we were able to visit the museum on Saturday we decided we would visit the University on Monday.
We began our walk very early with very few people on the street and it was overcast and somewhat foggy.
We walked in the direction of Georgetown and then over to the waterfront. During our walk we saw people running in the Navy -Air Force Half Marathon. We could see many runners across the way from the waterfront as they passed The Kennedy Center. We then proceeded over to Georgetown University. While at our University on occasion we would go there to use their library. It was still early but we saw some students walking the campus.
On our way back to the hotel we walked up and down a couple of other streets in Georgetown looking for familiar sites as we reminisced about our days at University and when we worked and lived in the area.
We had lunch at a restaurant called RIS which was recommended to Keith by the Club Lounge Concierge Manager a few months ago. We were looking for a restaurant that could accommodate a small group and this dining venue worked out perfectly.
Our friends included:
Larry and Kelly. Larry worked for Keith for many years and even assisted Keith when he coaches our sons recreational basketball team.
Jean who was a roommate of Anne Marie's for two years and also was a bridesmaid at our wedding and a sorority sister.
Merri who was Anne Marie's little sister in her sorority and also attended our wedding.
Pam and her husband Mike. Pam attended our wedding and was in Anne Marie's sorority and as a freshman lived on the floor that Anne Marie was responsible for as a Residence Hall Advisor.
Susan and her husband Gary who we last saw a few years ago at the wedding of Keith's college roommates son and was President of Anne Marie's sorority the year before Anne Marie served as President.
Judy and her husband Ed. Judy was a sorority sister of Anne Marie's. We attended their wedding when they married a few years after we did.
We had invited a few other people but unfortunately they were either out of town or had other commitments.
It was so much fun getting together with everyone. We were there for over three hours. The restaurant staff was superb.