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Like I was saying....

My take on Washington D.C.

Okay, I’m about a week removed from my trip to The District. All in all, I’d say it is a great place to vacation. I’d even consider living close by maybe. We saw tons, and there is still lots more to see. But here are some bulletpoints that came to mind while I was there:

  • DC may be the most diverse place I’ve ever been to when you consider all the tourists.
  • I’ve no clue why people from Bangledesh and Peru want to take pictures of a statue of Abe Lincoln.
  • Having a laptop and a hotel with free high speed internet is now a must on vacations (helps with numbers, maps, directions, menus, schedules, prices, distances, movies, email, blogs, facebook, newspapers, espn.com, and instant messaging.)
  • The Yellow Line seems to be the slowest of the Metro Rails.
  • But the Metro Rail system is a nice way to get around.
  • The burgers at Five Guys are big and HUGE!
  • The burgers at ESPN Zone are pretty good too, and still HUGE!
  • But if you walk around all day, I think it doesn’t matter how big of a burger you eat.
  • 75% of people on the streets in China Town smoke when they’re outside.
  • China Town has a lot of non-chinese people in it.
  • Could almost be Africa Town at some point.
  • I didn’t meet anyone named George in Georgetown.
  • But I think Georgetown is a really cool place.
  • But I could never live there….real estate is WAY above my means.
  • Georgetown U is pretty cool too. A pretty diverse campus. And they have mad school pride. Part of me wishes I’d gone there.
  • I like the Circulator.
  • National Community Church is doing some great things there in DC.
  • Most of the “nice” people in DC seem to be from the South.
  • It’d be cool to do a segway tour of DC. But those things cost over $5k.
  • Seems people either run (lots of runners around Capitol Hill) or smoke (lots of smokers everywhere.)
  • If I liked coffee a lot, I’d probaby hang out at Ebenezeer’s Coffee House.
  • But if I wasn’t in that area, I’d be okay. There seemed to be about 1.5 million Starbucks around DC.
  • Somethings look smaller in person. Some look bigger.
  • Jason Bourne is a very bad man…in a good way, of course.
  • I wondered if George Bush always looks that happy to see people on the sidewalk or if he was genuinly glad to see ME.
  • I want to read some books and watch some movies again that are based in DC since I know where stuff is now.
  • If you can help it, try to fly into Ronald Regan Airport…it’s much easier/cheaper to get to your hotel from there.
  • Most of the areas we went to were pretty clean. I was impressed.
  • It’s really loud in both the Hard Rock Cafe and ESPN Zone.
  • Stadium Seating is best for movie watching.
  • There are cops everywhere in DC.
  • Food is really expensive in the Smithsonian Museums.
  • The Loews Theater in G’town gives one free refill on your popcorn and your drink. Now that’s awesome!

That’s it for now. Now I want to go back and spend more time.

Who wants to go with me?

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