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Mar 23 2013
kingsnake
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59 male
 Joined Dec 20 2010
 Sunnyslope, PHX
Georgetown LoopDC, DC
DC, DC
Walk / Tour avatar Mar 23 2013
kingsnake
Walk / Tour8.14 Miles 872 AEG
Walk / Tour8.14 Miles   2 Hrs   35 Mns   3.15 mph
872 ft AEG
 
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Trip to the east coast to visit family in Philadelphia and Hagerstown (for Easter with our 3-year old grandaughter), so decied to stop for a few days of touristing in DC as well. As driving in DC is so difficult, me and my wife either walked or took public transportation. In three days, I logged (on my GPS) over 16 miles walking; my wife, with the bad feet, half that. (She's a champ!) First morning, I went on a solo tour around Georgetown, where we were staying, to see some of the local sites, such as the Exorcist Steps, Georgetown University, some cemeteries, Embassy Row, the Watergate Hotel, the Potomac River Walk, the C&O Canal path, and the Francis Scott Key Memorial, among others. Most of what there is to tell is in the description I created and the photos I uploaded.

Things that stood out to me:

1) Georgetown is like a combination of 1860s border-south and San Francisco in many ways: Architecture; cost; traffic; restaurants; hills; attractive, athletic, professional members of the opposite sex, etc. (If you are single, move there!) 8)

2) Lots of people ride bikes (there is a bike share), jog, or walk dogs -- noticeably more so than in Phoenix. :wlift:

3) They love beeping their car horns, often for no apparent reason. :oplz:

4) There are cops everywhere, even well away from the White House. (I didn't take as many embassy photos as I planned, because I got paranoid someone would freak out.) :scared:

5) Once you get into the parks, you don't hear traffic noise like you would on, say, Trail 100. (Probably because the trees abosorb it.) :FG:

6) People wait in line, all day long for cupcakes. :roll:

... two weeks later ...

7) p.s. Forgot to add that the Georgetown U campus has hand cleanser dispensers *everwhere*. You can't walk more than 100 feet without bumoping into one. :D
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Mar 18 1989
AZLOT69
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 Joined Feb 12 2002
 Gold Canyon, AZ
Georgetown LoopDC, DC
DC, DC
Walk / Tour avatar Mar 18 1989
AZLOT69
Walk / Tour7.12 Miles 647 AEG
Walk / Tour7.12 Miles
647 ft AEG
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Business trip/recreation.
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