It was my last day in Washington DC after having a great time visiting my family for Thanksgiving weekend .
My Flixbus back to New York City was leaving at 1:30pm and due to arrive at 5:45pm.
Because of the Winter Storm Advisory issued for New York City , I was going to try to get on an earlier bus, say like the 12:30pm one.
No such luck.
It was full and unlike my bus, it was stopping in Baltimore.
My bus was going non stop back to the city.
We ended up getting in at 6pm which wasn’t bad seeing that the weather was awful .
As it was raining cats and dogs while waiting for the bus, one of the valet parking people suggested that I do what other people were doing , waiting in the lobby of the Renaissance Washington DC Hotel, which is where the bus picks you up, 904 9th Street NW.
I had never stayed in this hotel, either in Washington DC or anywhere else.
But I knew that it was one of those fancy, smantzy hotels.
They’re so fancy that if you want to use the bathroom in the lobby, you have to go up to the Front Desk and get a room key , which you have to give back, of course .
As I couldn’t get on the earlier bus, I had some time to kill.
So I did what a few people who were either waiting for the bus or hotel guests did .
I went into Starbucks and got a Cheese Danish and one of my favorite coffees whenever I go to Starbucks , a small Vanilla Latte.
I went back to the entrance with the revolving door and listened to the music that was coming out of the loud speaker.
It wasn’t Christmas music , thank God , but something you wouldn’t expect from such a fancy place.
Try Alternative Rock.
By this time it was 1:15pm and I was ready to leave rainy Washington DC and take my bus to snow, sleet, and just gosh awful weather in New York City .