Sunday, July 25, 2010

Move Complete

The "Big Move" is finally over and the East Coast Wings are now residents of the State of New Jersey. This past week was pretty busy with having to cart the whole East Coast Wing family down to Washington, DC (including our dog who is not adjusting well to any of this).

While in DC we got to supervise packers and movers in our house putting our whole life into boxes and loading it onto a truck...kind of amazing that they could get it done in two days. We also had the chance to say good-bye to some close friends who we will miss and to take a last walk in Old Town Alexandria. We stayed at the Embassy Suites Hotel in Alexandria which I will review in a later was a nice stay although it had a little drama as well.

Mrs. Hat Trick and I also got to do something special...swim in the Potomac River across from Mt. Vernon, President George Washington's plantation home. A good friend took us out on her boat one afternoon as a farewell present and it was great to have that experience. The Hat Trick has ridden his mountain bike from DC to Mt. Vernon many times on the Mt. Vernon Bicycle Trail.

There was an added twist to the week. The Hat Trick got a call for a third interview with a company in Northern New Jersey so I had to make a quick trip back to attend the meeting. This included a trip on the Amtrak Acela which I will review in a separate post. While it was a long week of travel and craziness we got it done and ended the Washington, DC chapter of our lives.

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