Do you ever have those mornings where you realize you have absolutely nothing interesting to say? Nothing smart or witty or even remotely entertaining? Even this intro has taken me five minutes to write and I’m not even joking.
Apparently it’s going to be one of those days so I’m just going to embrace it and do what I always do whenever I have nothing else to do – I’m going to make a list. So without further ado, allow me to present to you:
7 reasons why you should Move to Washington, DC (or at least come visit)
1. No building is above 10 stories. Yeah, I’m not sure why that is a benefit either, but it’s interesting. And it makes for a very level skyline.
2. A Car is optional. Unless, of course, you need to carry something big, otherwise you’re good to go. Need to get groceries you say? No problem. Everyone uses one of these handy-dandy little carts. They’re the latest fashion accessory for all city-dwellers.
And if you need to get from one place to another, just hop on the Metro and you’ll be there in no time. Unless it’s stuck due to an outage or there’s a delay on one of the lines and then you’re on your own.
3. Historical sites. The Washington Monument. The Lincoln Memorial. The Jefferson Memorial. The National Cathedral. The World War II Memorial. Need I say more?
4. Everything is free. Okay, maybe I should clarify that a bit because it is, after all, a city and we all know that things in the city aren’t cheap. But there are loads of free entertainment, however. All of the above sites, for example, are completely free. Weekly concerts at the Kennedy Center are completely free. Sitting in the park at Dupont Circle and watching people go by won’t cost you a dime. (Picture courtesy of Wikipedia.)
5. Feeling hungry? Then you’re in luck because DC offers a bit of everything. Craving Ethopian food? No problem. Looking for Mid-Eastern cuisine? Search no further. Anything you want to eat and more is offered here and often times until the late hours of the night.
6. Political Junkie Haven. If you’re into politics (which surprisingly, I’m not) then this is the town for you. And chances are good that you’ll run into a Congressman or Senator during your jaunts about town so be sure that you have your handy dandy “who’s who” book with you. If you’re really lucky, you just might be able to get your picture taken with one.
7. Fireworks. I think it’s a given that the Capitol of the United States is going to have the best firework display EVER on Fourth of July. I realize that you can see them only once a year, but they really are that good so start planning now. (Image courtey of wikipedia.)
Okay… I was going for 10 reasons but, as I mentioned earlier, I’m having “issues” this morning so I’m going to have to stop at seven. Suffice it to say though, it’s a great place to live/visit and I give it two thumbs up.
Have you ever been to DC? What did you like (or dislike) about it?