Happy New Year! I hope you had a wonderful holiday weekend and rang in 2011 with friends and loved ones.
New Year’s Day found me and Stephen in the city
nursing hangovers enjoying brunch with friends from college and exploring a few galleries and tourist attractions. We venture into DC nearly every weekend, and each time I can’t help but remember the 2010 Avon Walk. No matter which neighborhood we’re in, every third block you’ll hear me exclaim, “Oh, we walked here!” and “I remember this!” and “This is the bakery that gave us cupcakes!”
My friends are maybe, probably, definitely sick of hearing about the Walk route, but they never complain because it’s saved us from getting lost in the city countless times. Though I’ve spent my entire life in the Greater Washington Area, it wasn’t until last year that I finally learned my way around.
In fact, this is one of the main reasons I encourage others to consider participating in the Walk.
Covering a city on foot is a sure way to learn it like the back of your hand.
(There are a lot of great reasons to participate, so expect to see more in future posts)
40 miles is a long way. Here are just some of the things we saw: