Ok, I've been here for a few days now. I've seen most of the sights, ran my camera battery down twice and I still have more pictures to take. One thing that really stands out to me is that I'm here by myself. People always tell me that when I go someplace and come home with pictures that there are none of me. Duh! I go alone! I've never taken a trip with someone. Sucks, huh? Such is my life.
I don't have internet access at my hotel so I had to go cruising around DC until I found an open WiFi hotspot. I'm sitting on the steps of the School Without Walls near George Washington University to get net access. It's a subway stop and 6 blocks from my hotel. Not bad, but I'm not so sure about the neighborhood.
Last night I went cruising around all the sights, but today I've been a bit adventerous going to more diverse parts of the city. Some places, like this one, I'm not so sure are safe. Maybe I shouldn't be flashing my $2000 laptop around here. Maybe I'm crazy. Maybe I need network access too much.
Seeing as how I've been aimlessly wandering the streets of Washington D.C. for the past several hours, I think I'm going to head up to the north west side to a suburb called Georgetown. Lance suggested it, and Bruce said it has the most important thing in DC, those of the opposite sex. While I don't disagree with him, I'm not so sure that Georgetown is the most populous place for girls around here. When I got off the subway here at GWU and hit ground level I turned in my direction and there were 12 girls all in a row walking towards me. I knew I'd come to the right place.
Well, I'm going to take off here in a few. Maybe I can find a hotspot closer to the hotel, and in a little nicer neighborhood. I think I'm probably going to head for a mall and catch a movie tonight.