D.C. to Pittsburgh
We missed the first train from D.C. to Pittsburgh, and as there is only one a day, we found ourselves at a lovely Quality Inn for the evening - which gave us an opportunity to take stock, and relax a bit.
D.C’s a funny place. There’s too many facts for me to cover here, so I’d recommend reading up on it if you don’t already know. The hotel was just north-east of the centre, and although it wasn’t too far, a taxi was necessary - a ‘short’ distance in America is still not really walkable, as I’ve come to learn, and also: the area probably wasn’t the best for walking through and slightly lost.
While not the worst, it was semi-industrial, full of warehouses and wholesale depots (think Hackney Wick ten years ago) and the streets were empty (at 6pm). And all the while, the top of the Capitol building is visible.
The day after was spent lounging in the sun -D.C. has a humid subtropical climate- while waiting for the 4pm to Pittsburgh. The train journey was our first long(ish) one, arriving into Pittsburgh at midnight. It was a really enjoyable ride - check my Flickr for more photos.