We are in Washington where everyone is very friendly and hopes we have a nice day – every day. We are also very welcome.
Today Cate was working so I mooched about and had a manicure. The manicurist was named Jazzmine and – after I had signed a disclaimer so that she was not responsible if my fingers fell off – she asked me what my aspirations were.
I said that I would like to be a better person but that really I just wanted a manicure – which she set about with great purpose – after she filled out a questionnaire covering the essential details of how often I had my nails done – how I wanted my nails shaped and did I want clear polish?
She was clearly new at this business and half way through the process needed to go and get her ‘Educator’ who was called Valerie and Jazzmine called ‘Ms V’.
Ms V asked me some more questions and said that as a special offer - and at no additional charge I could have a hot fragrant towel draped around my neck.
I was sorely tempted but passed on this because time was ticking away and I had things to do.
This whole process lasted 45 minutes and cost $10.
Nothing else seems to be very cheap though and we seem to have found some very expensive restaurants.
I think the food has been fine but Cate has complained bitterly – although she did have a nice hamburger in the hotel.
It was the size of a Bull Elephant and came with about 20 kilos of fries so we sort of ate around the edges.
We are here until Thursday when we go to Indianapolis.