hello and goodbye, dc

We’re back, but not for long.

We rolled in last night, and Andy went off to to collect our stuff from storage. Today we finished packing up our suitcases and handed off our car to the company that’ll be shipping it. Now, since we’re carless, we’re stranded at our airport hotel for about 24 hours. It’s pretty depressing that our last meal in America for a while will likely be the skeevy diner across the street. But at least, having nothing better to do, we can get our fill of low-brow TV without guilt.

(Sleeping and eating one’s own fist took precedence over packing for these two.)

In honor of our final day in the DC area, here are a few of the things we’ve liked most about living here for the past 16 months:

  • Shirlington dog park – We have to credit retired blogger David for introducing us to this amazing place. Rather than a fenced in square like most dog parks, it’s a long narrow path through a lovely tree-filled area, so you can actually take a walk with your dog. Plus, during the summer months your dog can take a dip in the creek.
  • Clothing swaps – New clothes for free? Sold!
  • Beagle meetups – There’s no such thing as too many beagles.
  • Cafe Asia – Good food for good prices and conveniently located just across the street from Oakwood Rosslyn. While we can’t in good conscience say this is the best restaurant ever, we are fairly certain we went there more than any other restaurant in the DC area, so that says something.
  • Volt – The best restaurant ever award goes to Volt. Okay, it’s not actually in DC. It’s about a 45-minute drive away. But it’s worth it.
  • The C&O canal – Andy ran and biked the canal north in preparation for the 2010 NYC Triathlon. Alex preferred the scenic walking path stretch that runs through Georgetown.
  • Gravelly Point Park – Airplanes overhead!
  • Jack’s Boathouse – Kayaking, conveniently located in Georgetown.

So long, DC!

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6 Responses to hello and goodbye, dc

  1. Anne H. says:

    Oh man, I meant to go to Volt but never got around to it. I’ll have to make sure to go next time I’m in DC.

    Safe travels. Best of luck in Benin!

  2. Carolyn says:

    We love the Shirlington dog park, too! And Cafe Asia. Yum. We haven’t tried Volt. Will add it to our list!

  3. rich kolker says:

    I can’t say enough good things about the C&O canal. It starts in Georgetown, it goes all the way to Harper’s Ferry. You can walk or run any part of it and make many parts of it. It overlooks the Potomac in many places, including past Great Falls. I learned climbing at Carderrock (although I haven’t climbed since then, except for a few cases where I got locked out of my house or apartment).

    It’s one of the best things in the area.

  4. rich kolker says:

    I can’t edit?

    I meant to say you can BIKE many parts of it.

  5. Becky says:

    Safe travels! We’ll have to look up some of those when we are in DC.

  6. Jeanne says:

    After a long wait, today’s the day. Safe travels. And get that internet connection set up STAT!

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