Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Driving in DC

This weekend, I took my first Zipcar out and about the District to run some errands and see different parts of the town.

I had "Common" a little Honda Civic that zipped me around town. Up to Columbia Heights for a Target run, over to Georgetown for a little shopping and a much needed manicure, and then criss-crossing through town to get back to my apartment.

Yeah. I'm the tourist taking a picture of the cart escalator at Target.

The biggest test of the day? Dupont Circle.

Dupont Circle reminds me of the scene in National Lampoon's European Vacation where Clark Griswald gets stuck in the circle and cannot merge out of traffic. Entering the circle, I had flashes of honking horns, short stops, and sweaty palms.

Alas, I had none of that! There was so much traffic in the Circle, I only had to merge and exit. It was a slo-mo transition.

I survived and feel like I know my way around the town. Slowly but surely I'm becoming a little more of a local!

1 comment:

  1. CART ESCALATOR??????????? bahahahahahahahah really?! I have never even heard of such a thing, let alone seen it. wow. Thanks for posting that...that may have made my day!