Sunday In The Park with George


Finally got a map of this Sunday's three-hour-tour up at gmaptrack. This time the interactive map has pictures, too! One thing you'll never see from me: a picture halfway up a hill.

Interesting thing about the DC area, at least from the Maryland side: If you head into town from the near suburbs, you're going generally downhill (just like all the water). If you decide to cut across country, you're going up and down across all the tributaries of the Potomac and Anacostia. It's a tough row to hoe.

So, you get to the point where you're coasting down Beach Drive (no cars on the weekend), listening to Rock Creek babble off to your right, and thinking, "Gosh, what a great city -- such an idyllic ride down to the monuments and the seat of power. I think I could believe that peace is possible." Then some idiot roller-blader jumps in front of you and then some dumb walking family wanders all over the path and then you're below Connecticut and the path is too skinny and there are too many people and you just wish they would DIE DIE DIE or at least leave you alone so you can return to your dreams of nature and peace.

Of course, when I say "you" I mean the general pronoun, not you specifically.

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