A Break from Politics… in Washington D.C. Go Figure.

28Mar07

Washington D.C. is definitely as cool as advertised. I’m staying at the Omni Shoreham, a pretty famous place apparently that’s hosted numerous former presidents, kings, ministers, and even emperors. Oh, and entire Washington Redskin football teams. This post will be more about the city than about real politics I suppose.

The subway system is nice, and similar to most subway systems you’d find elsewhere (well, I’ve never been to New York so maybe that’s different). There’s tons of stuff inside of the Beltway as you’d probably guess. While the metro offers great transportation, DC also offers something called the “circulator,” a series of three circular routes that are linked; each offers a different glimpse of the city.

 Traffic in the beltway is kind of crazy; I’d actually expected it to be orderly and neat. For example, our cab driver utilized the wrong side of the road on at least three occasions to navigate through controlled intersections. Up for tomorrow: Capitol Hill, the major Department Buildings, Lincoln Memorial, and Washington Monument. Of course, we all know the real attraction of DC is the Verizon Center, home of the Washington Wizards. Perhaps I’ll be able to get a game in (and catch Gilbert Arenas’ jersey…? Please?) One of the next posts will talk about actual politicians as well.

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2 Responses to “A Break from Politics… in Washington D.C. Go Figure.”

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    Yeah, The metro is great in DC!
    Don’t miss the WW2 memorial, one of my favorites.

  2. Yeah, I just visited the memorial on your advice today. Pretty awesome place. I must say I’m overal impressed by DC.


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