Today was much cooler with a biting wind. We set off in search of breakfast that was not going to cost $21 a head plus tax plus tip ( ie. Hilton breakfast) . We did not have much success as around us there is not much in the way of breakfast places. We did have breakfast and although cheaper not much. They were fantastic though. Kate and Adrian had the two eggs breakfast but wanted sausages as well as bacon so the guy ditched the bread and swapped in a meat and he also ditched the hash brown and gave them a bowl of fruit. Jack had egg Benedict and I am nothing, if not redid table - a vegetarian omelette. At DuPont Cafe I could get a real cappuccino and in decaf. Mostly cappuccinos are only flavored or not at all. A scrumptious decaf!!!
could get a real cappuccino and in decaf. Mostly cappuccinos are only flavored or not at all. A scrumptious decaf!!!
From breakfast we subwayed our. Way to the Spy Museum where we took on a new persona with a set task and proceeded to learn about spies. A real great museum. While in there Kate was befriended by a lady who almost hugged her in pure joy at hearing an Aussie accent. It had obviously been awhile. They went to Niagara Falls before New York, then Washington before hitting Orlando. They are only doing 3 1/2 weeks . They were from Brissie and a lovely family. After successfully completing our first spy mission, we headed off to Pentagon City, the shopping mall we had visited on out tour yesterday. We were desperately in need of basics - undies, socks and for me , tops. I was hoping to send out the washing here but at $6.00 it was cheaper to go shopping. Between Aeropostale and Macy's , Kate and I managed to spend $100 to get a pair of jeans, trackpants, 5 pr of undies, t-shirt, belt, a top and 6 pr of Ralph Lauren socks! Not bad really. While we were in the food court grabbing lunch we ran into Deon our tour guide from yesterday. He was guiding another tour today. He was having his lunch. So we sat with him and chatted and he gave us ideas on what to soon our first day driving. He also drives coaches and tour guides at h same time. Those trips ate in much more than Washington and he was able to recommend some great places. From Pentagon City we high tailed it home in order to drop of our purchases and to get dressed ready for Trapeze School. A taxi took us there as we had no clue where it was. The kids showed off their skills from last weeks lesson before being taught the new trick using the trapeze. It involved hanging and swinging with their legs up in tuck position with their heels resting on the bar. Once they were accomplished enough with the movement from first position to final and , Scout , their coach was happy with their overall trick they attempted a catch. This time sadly they were not successful but they were, oh so close. There were six people attempting catches on different tricks and only two were successful so the kids realized it was actually not their lack of skill. A couple were poor timing by the catcher so all was good. A lady came over to chat to us . She heard we were Aussies - her daughter was in the kids class. She is an Aussie - from Morwell originally but moved to Melbourne before moivng to USA 20 years plus ago. Been married to an American for 20 yrs. she just ouched base with us and gave us her suggestions on what to do tomorrow. Yet another lively lasy.Both kids are very keen to continue lessons in Melbourne.... We caught a couple of subways back and headed to dinner looking fora TexMex place we had seen on our first night when we got so lost. Did such a good job on the lost bit we haven found the place gain. We did find a Mexican place close to home that did fabulous Mexican with $6.50 margaritas ... Mum was happy!!! Finished dinner and back walking up the hill by 10.00 pm and a chilly 0 degrees. Tonightwe are expecting 25 degrees F or -4C with tomorrows maximum to be around 0 degrees C with the overnight low of -7 degrees C.
So that's all folks.... Until tomorrow, be safe and happy. xxxxxx