Greetings from the Electric City, Dunder-heads!

Tracy and I are currently primping to get ready to head out to the reception and kick-off party for the convention downtown, but here’s a quick update on the trip so far:

I got into D.C. on Wednesday morning and was greeted by my dear friend Tracy. She and her husband, Cameron, just moved to Fort Belvior, Virginia, which is about 12 miles outside of downtown D.C. Their house is beautiful and charming and surrounded by gorgeous trees. We went to downtown and due to some rainy weather did a little sightseeing from the car and then headed over to pick up Cameron from work. Back at their place they cooked me an absolutely delicious dinner of curry chicken salad, Caribbean rice and salad accompanied by a really delicious white wine. After dinner we settled down to watch Phenomenon, that show on NBC that’s like American Idol but for creepy magicians, judged by the creepiest of the creep, Criss Angel and Hans Grueber, I mean Uri Geller. Tracy also made this kind of healthy pumpkin pudding thing that I am officially addicted to.

On Thursday, Tracy and I went to the Smithsonian’s Air and Space and Natural History and Science and then to dinner at this little bar with Cameron after he got off work. We all got the chipotle chicken sandwich and they. Were. Awesome. The Blue Moon was pretty delicious, too. After dinner, we walked up to The Dubliner, this great little Irish pub with some pretty great live music. At the end of the night it was time for home because we had DV-R’d Office waiting for us (write up coming…maybe… soon…) and after that and half of Grey’s Anatomy, I realized there is nothing more in this world I hate more than Grey’s Anatomy.

This morning it was up and out early as we had to drop Cameron off at work on our way out of town and he goes in pretty early. Understandable, I think DC traffic is definitely worse than L.A. It’s just totally awful. So, after that, Tracy and I were up and out of town on our way to Lancaster, PA to stop for some breakfast. We found the most charming and excellent restaurant, Rachel’s Cafe & Creperie. I had a Spanish Crepe and Tracy had the Greek. Totally amazing and delicious and still making my mouth water. After eating, we were back on the road and both realized how much we want to live out in the country where the trees change like they do here. It’s totally beautiful and scenic.

We got into Scranton and after a little driving around we found the hotel where the registration was. AND! As we pull into the parking lot, who do we see but KEVIN! We tried to park quickly, but couldn’t find a spot in time and when we finally made it out, he was gone, but in his place was Bob Vance, Vance Refrigeration! Totally awesome. He was swamped and we both really needed to use the restroom, so we ran inside real quick. We were registered by perhaps the sweetest people in the world and signed up for tomorrow’s Office Olympics (wish us luck!) and then headed over to the Steamtown Mall for a little damage, but not much. It was so worth it. And here we are! Ready to head back out to the main hotel and grab some appe-teasers with some fellow Office fanatics. We found a great restaurant for dinner and I think we are definitely heading over to Poor Richards for drinks.  Can’t wait.

So, so far, so excellent! More to come! Stay tuned!