10/23/2022- When you see a picture of something, do you automatically assume it’ll be facing one way or another? I gotta say my brain assumes a direction, and my assumptions have been a hundred percent wrong! For some reason I always thought Lincoln was facing west, he actually faces the east and is straight across from the Washington monument and reflecting pool. We wanted to get to DC to see the sunrise and maybe even be there before anyone else, so we woke up at 5:30.
We found free all day parking! We mapped Harvy to 900 Ohio drive SW just to get to the area to park, but the whole street has free parking.
We hopped on el scooters and road the 1.4 miles to the Lincoln Monument. It was a brisk morning and I wish I would’ve wore gloves. To our surprise, when we arrived there were quite a few people there already with the same idea.
I had a special outfit for the day, but it wasn’t conducive to the weather so I double layered until it was picture time.
Ok, that was fun! Back to our regularly scheduled program.
I was surprised at how close you can get to the White House. There’s secret service no mater the direction you look. It’s located in the city, faces north and across from a park.
We headed East towards the capital, along the way we stopped at a street vendor to get a couple souvenirs. While we were looking at items a man came up to talk to us about our scooters. He said he used steal them, how he’d carry a cutting wheel to cut off the locks. He said cops would call him if they saw something like our scooters to buy off of him for their kids, all he had to do was steal them. So we thanked him for not stealing.
We must keep the faith that good people will continue on the solid foundation we were give. That our world of the 21 century will not regress. To fight the good fight against oppression, ignorance,hate and greed
I finally named my scooter, her name is Nina the ninebot. so I thought it only fitting to get a picture of scooter McGavin and Nina in DC. We gave them some upgrades from Walmart. They each got cup carriers (especially since my experience in New York) and mirrors, and Nina got a basket, now to add sparkles and flowers!!
We wouldn’t have been able to see half of what we did if it wasn’t for our scooters. It made things so much simpler. I’m sure the subway system would’ve worked well for us too, but I’m glad we got to see it the way we did.