Virtual Car Driving Into Garage

On the ramp into the garage is a cute wall mural of a car. 

With the wires, it’s look like a plug-in electric vehicle. 

Good luck finding a spot. 

Take a ticket and stop to pay at the machine before you head out. 

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Georgetown View

Nice view in Georgetown in Washington, D.C. 

Like the stone and red brick, the neat little bridges, and the cool retaining wall. 

Have Pinstripes bowling on side, “Church” beer garden on the other, and across the street is an AMC movie theater and a promenade along the Potomac River.  

On M Street, of course, is all the shopping. Go crazy!  

Lot’s of people. Tough to park.  Nice to visit.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Upside Down Car

Wow what an accident. 

Car ended up flipping over!

What was really weird was that the advertisement on the side of the car was for a personal injury lawyer. 

Hopefully, the person(s) in the car came out okay and didn’t need to call the “hurtline” listed.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy and Dannielle Blumenthal)

Washington Monument Tall and Proud

Thought this was a pretty picture of the Washington Monument. 

Marble Obelisk that stands tall and proud against the clear blue sky in the nation’s capital

Inspiring and hopeful for the future, if people don’t blow the opportunities for collaboration and progress.  😉

(Credit Photo: Andy Blumenthal)

Broken Uber and Stupid Airport

So we are going to the airport early this morning and everything seemed to go wrong.

Because we needed an Uber early, we used the app to reserve one in advance.

I get an email that Uber charged us and the app says the driver is on the way.

However, it doesn’t identify any driver or car. 

It turns out that Uber never reserved any driver and no one was coming to get us and we had a flight to catch.

So much for reservations that go unreserved!

So we cancel the darn Uber and instead try to get a Lyft, but after many minutes trying in vain to locate a driver, we gave up on this as well,

Thank goodness, I could still call a regular cab!

The taxi company says he’ll be there in 10-20 minutes. 

Over 35 minutes later and 3 phones calls and he still hasn’t arrived and it’s getting late for the flight.

Finally, finally, he shows up and says they called up and he came from bed to pick us up. 

Wow, that’s pretty amazing–I was impressed and grateful.

He get us to the airport and we run in and through security.

We head to gate 30 for our flight and the picture shows you what we came up against.

Gate 29 and gate 31 in the corner of the airport, but no freakin gate 30 anywhere in sight!

After a swing around the other corners, we finally found it.

Why gate 30 isn’t after 29 and before 31, I will never understand!

Moreover, why Uber takes reservations in advance for a car, but doesn’t actually arrange a driver is also a complete mystery and a very broken business model.  😉

(Credit Photo: Dannielle Blumenthal)