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A night on the town.(13 posts)

A night on the town.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 5:31 AM
I'm trying to remember if we have driven our car yet this year-probably not.

Just after new years we cruised around town after work to enjoy the last of the christmas lights.
River lights.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 5:34 AM
Just as the sunset was ending we cruised down along the Potomac river to check out the lights and monuments.
Things sure look different at night.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 5:37 AM
Miss M is just a double streak of light in front of the Jefferson Memorial.
The National Tree.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 5:41 AM
The tree in front of the White House is more famous but the tree in front of the Capital is always our favorite.

And yes, Miss M is still streaking...
Downtown.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 5:46 AM
We were suprised at how busy downtown was after dark. Normally it is pretty quiet after 6pm or so.

We actually had to stop for a few lights-not this one though.
Dancers in the dark.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 5:53 AM
Right across from the White House the Corcoran Museum had these figures on display. With all the steam from the storm drains and the cars moving by it looked like they were actually dancing.
The White House.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 5:57 AM
Security is pretty tight around here, cars haven't been able to drive in front of the White House for years.

Bikes can still get through.
The White House.dcdre
Jan 15, 2004 9:37 AM
Not any more. Friend of mine told me, washingtonpost.com confirms it today - they've started construction on that stretch of penn ave. They're ripping up the 2 blocks of pennsylvania ave and putting in a tree-lined pedestrian walkway dealio. Lafayette park is still accessible though.
I was there yesterday....Gregory Taylor
Jan 15, 2004 10:13 AM
Penn. Ave. in front of the White House is totally closed. Lafayette Park is enclosed on three sides with a very tall chain link fence and green security screen. Very bad feng shui.
I was there yesterday....dcdre
Jan 15, 2004 12:23 PM
Ugh, that's a PITA. The rollerblading club I'm with always met on that stretch of penn ave. Looks like we'll need to consider alternate starting points.
Like all good commuters we take the freeway home.MB1
Jan 15, 2004 6:04 AM
We were just under instead of on.

Without ever being more than 5 miles from home we were able to get in a nice evening cycling adventure.
All the incentive I needed...thanks...biknben
Jan 15, 2004 6:38 AM
I got home late last night but managed to put my new studded cross tires on the commuter before bed. Unfortunately, I woke up to more snow than anticipated. Trying to commute in snow and traffic would be dangerous on my route. I thought I would do a ride on some frosty roads after dinner tonight.

Your pics are adding fuel to the fire. Thanks. Maybe I'll bring the camera along.
Some great night shots!6was9
Jan 15, 2004 11:22 PM
I envy you guys; around here(Chgoland) it is a sure way to get killed... beside there aren't all that much to see especially at night(at least in the burbs.)