• Nation’s Capital Learning Moment — Winter 2019

    Well, here I go again, back to Washington, DC for yet another weekend of action and excitement. Thursday night, I left home at about 7:00, and this time, because the café car on Amtrak is awful, I enjoyed dinner at Beantown Pub, along with a beer. The chicken and the steak were awesome, as well as the garlic mashed potatoes. I then hung out in Club Acela, which is the Amtrak [...]

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    Nation’s Capital Learning Moment — Fall 2017

    Well, here I go on another adventure, back to Washington, D.C.! As usual, I’m taking a small railroad called Amtrak, as well as staying at my usual hotel, the Embassy Suites! I left home at about 7:30 PM, and relaxed at Club Acela, which is the Amtrak lounge in South Station. It was great, I enjoyed a soda, and our train left on time at 9:30 PM. Unlike last time when I traveled in Business [...]

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    Nation’s Capital Learning Moment — Spring 2016

    Well, another Learning Moment has begun! I took a taxi to Boston’s South Station on Monday May 9, my 32nd birthday, and got to South Station at about 7:30 PM and hung out in Club Acela, Amtrak’s executive club, until my train for Washington, DC left at 9:30 PM. This time, I sat in coach class, and it was comfortable! While I hung out in the café car, because of my birthday,[...]

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    Nation’s Capital Learning Moment — Fall 2015

    Well, the time has finally arrived for yet another awesome adventure to Washington, DC! I left home at about 7:30 PM and took a taxi to South Station to take the overnight Amtrak train to Washington, DC. Upon arrival at South Station, I enjoyed relaxing at Club Acela, Amtrak’s executive lounge, which is similar to lounges found in airports across the country. I preboarded the train at about [...]

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    Nation’s Capital Learning Moment — Summer 2015

    Well, the time has come again for yet another adventure in the Nation's Capital to celebrate both my graduate school graduation, and a friend’s college graduation! Similar to the last learning moment, we are staying at the same awesome hotel, the Embassy Suites at the Chevy Chase Pavilion, located in the Friendship Heights neighborhood of Washington, DC. Different from the last visit, [...]

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    Nation’s Capital Learning Moment — Winter 2015

    Well, here I go again, back to our Nations' Capital to see a great friend Emily from college! She had just moved down here from New Hampshire for a job, so I’m taking on the lofty task of showing her this wonderful city. So, at 7:00 PM, I left home bound for South Station to take a small railroad called Amtrak! Upon arrival at South Station, prior to the overnight train’s [...]

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    Nation’s Capital Learning Moment — Summer 2014

    Well, the day has finally arrived. After a month of planning and preparation, Tyler and I are off to our Nation’s Capital. We left home at around 7:00 PM, and were fortunate enough to relax at Club Acela, a VIP club for all Acela Amtrak passengers at South Station, prior to our departure. While we were on the Regional, not the Acela, it was relaxing to hang out there. When we were [...]

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