What a great day to be in Washington! Sunshine, slight breeze, but about 65F and rising.
I went for a jog this morning, and as planned, made my way to the Pentagon (partially by luck and instinct as I had no map). As I weaved and bobbed my way north and east from the Hotel, starting up Crystal Drive, I eventually found a road that went under a freeway that had a police car in the process of pulling over a motorist. This was the Pentagon Police Deptartnent, so I knew I must be close. On the other side of the underpass, there it was...the Pentagon. As I approached the parking lot I noticed another police cruiser had emerged from somewhere, and was slowly making it's way toward the underpass, and the location of the other cruiser with the car that was pulled over for a check. I jogged around a short distance, then made my way back the way I had come in, and past the police cruiser, which was now joined by the second police car. It couldn't have been too serious, as the motorist was pulling away by the time I jogged by. As I exited the underpass, it was then that I saw the sign I had ran by on the way in that read: "Entering the Pentagon. All persons may be subject to search". I was thankful that I had escaped without the full search, as all I was wearing was shorts, t-shirt, and my water bottle pack. I had only my hotel key card, $8 cash, and no rubber gloves!
I got back safely to the hotel zone, and as any good jogger would do, stopped at a 7-Eleven to pick up a 6-pack of Budweiser so throughout the rest of the day I can replenish my lost calories. Now back to work. Sandy will be attending sessions until 3:30PM, and then we will plan the remainder of our trip.
Tomorrow we take a tour with Old Town Trolley Tours so I'll report back after that.
The Internet Electrician