Third Quarter Moon
I am inside the beltway, at least I think I am. After 16 miles on a warm sunny day, I’m camped at the Greenbelt Park National Park Service Campground a hop, skip, and a jump from the DC/MD border. It feels good to be in an actual park in a designated public camping area. Your tax dollars paid for my hot shower and subsidized my Senior Parks Pass that got me a half price campsite, you Democratic Socialist you.
Thunderstorms with 35 mph winds are predicted for tonight. We’ll see what my tiny tent is made of pretty soon. Since I got here about 4 p.m. the campground has been buzzed three times by helicopters and sirens have been almost non-stop. DC is crazy!
I spent some time today on two pretty cool trails. The East Coast Greenway is a quiet, tree-lined, paved bike path protected from the street traffic for miles. The ECG Alliance is trying to link paths and byways in a continuous bike route for the whole east coast.
I also walked on a partially finished rails to trails project called the WB&A Trail.
Greenbelt is a high-powered community on the edge of DC that celebrated its 75th anniversary in 2012. It is home to the NASA Goddard Space Center.
When I got to the park, I was greeted at park headquarters by Juanita. We pretty much both suck at selfies.
Tomorrow I will walk through Rock Park and past the National Zoo and cross Pennsylvania Avenue. If I see President Obama, I am going to challenge him to a game of one on one on his home court. I really like our President, but I think I can take him to the hole.
Peace, Love, and Post Moves,