|Sent on:||Wednesday, March 21, 2012 6:36 PM|
These Wandering (Occasionally Lost) Soles will walk through time, relativistically speaking, with an easy (1.3-blister) hike through historic Georgetown on Sunday, April 1. OK, it's not really a hike, more of a walk, and you're welcome to skip along if you want, although no one likes a show-off. Anyhow, over 5 miles or so, we'll visit places and recall events that shaped ye olde tony towne. Georgetown was named for two (maybe three!) Georges—‘though not the yet-to-be-famous Washington—before the USA was born (borne?). (Speaking of the USA being born, isn't it lucky that the "father" of our country was married?) Highlights include the C&O Canal, Georgetown University, Tudor Place, Dumbarton Oaks (gardens and museum), and the Old Stone House, as well as many other noteworthy homes and landmarks, including the Exorcist steps. It's enough to make your head spin!
This (ahem) hike is in the afternoon, so if you slept through others (whether you went or not), this one is for you. We'll have an optional dinner at Martin’s Tavern (www.martins-tavern.com) afterwards (5:30 pm), when you're really awake. Seats (14) are very limited and a $10 non-refundable reservation deposit is required. Please contact me for din-din reservations. The co-leader/co-eater is Christine Ford.
No reservations or commitment are required for the hike. We go rain or shine; if it's precipitating (You didn't tell us we'd be outside!), dress accordingly. No pets please. Meet at 1 pm in the public parking lot behind Thompson’s Boat Center (http://tinyurl.com/7scmjf3), off Rock Creek Pkwy, across Virginia Av, NW, and the Watergate Complex. If you drive, don’t plan to park there because parking is limited to three hours and you could get ticketed and booted to boot! You can park in one of the nearby garages, or take Metro to the (don't snicker) Foggy Bottom station, which is less than half a mile away.
For more information, or to make dinner reservations, please, please contact me directly ([address removed]).