Aloft at Dulles

13 Dec

The Cocktail Bar at Aloft Dulles

The Cocktail Bar at Aloft Dulles

I’ve had butterflies in my stomach all day. After a false start last week, we are scheduled to depart tomorrow. This time I believe it’s for real. I’ve done this so many times before and I don’t understand why this time seems so different.

We need to drop the kitties off at the cargo facility tomorrow morning at 8:30 a.m. for their 10:30 departure. Then our flight is scheduled to leave at 12:25 p.m. To avoid the rush on the DC beltway tomorrow morning we’ve decided to stay in a hotel near the airport.

Once again we loaded the kitties and our luggage into our rental (this time we’ve got a Nissan Murano) and hit the road. Baxter and Lulu have become quite accustomed to their new nomadic lifestyle. Baxter no longer soils his crate, however Lulu continues to cry throughout the trip, but this time her shrill wails were more like feeble whimpers.

Brad found a nifty little boutiquey hotel about a 15-minute drive from the airport called Aloft. We are in a large one-bedroom room on the first floor. Baxter and Lulu wasted no time exploring the room and its many mirrored bathroom. I suggested to Brad that we have a drink at the flashy cocktail bar we passed on the way to our room. I had a Cosmo while he sipped on his beer. Then back to the room to pack up for our long journey tomorrow.

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