I finally pulled myself away from NYC, after a comfortable night in the W hotel and a rainy walk to the bus stop somewhere off 10th Avenue.
Hello, old metro stop! This time I stayed at Carol's house, right in my old neighborhood, a stone's throw away from my old house.
Friday I bummed around the city, maybe had a lunch date (I don't remember?) and awaited the NKOTB concert that evening. Got behind the scenes at the Verizon Center. I was most excited about the Hoyas locker room.
The man behind all those New Kids photos this summer. What a job.
The NKTOB/98/Boyz II show was quite the spectacle. The people watching was amazing. I thought the bleachers were going to fall down because of all the jumping and dancing and such. Carol and I were amused for a bit, but then headed over to my favorite Zaytinya for a late dinner.
I got up relatively early on Saturday to meet Rob at Eastern Market. I was last there just before the big fire, and I'm so glad it's still running strong. Had to get those blue bucks! Rob and I meandered through the stalls, Pedgerton stopped by on his bike and said hello, then Rob and I kept our journey going to the Library of Congress and the Capitol.
And then, it was time to wrap up this wonderful trip! Back to Chinatown to grab my stuff.
One last Rita's before I went! Metro to Tenleytown, Kirsten and Lindsay picked me up, drove me to Dulles, and away to LA.