Really, Actually Inside the Beltway

Waning Crescent Moon

I was not technically inside the beltway last night. It just felt like it with the sirens and  the helicopters.

The rain wasn’t too bad and my tiny tent handled the wind like a boss in the wee hours of the morning. At sunrise, however, the wind chill was 28 degrees F and it felt colder. I was cold all day, my longest walk yet at 19.3 miles.

The best part of the hike was the recreation trail along the Anacostia Tributaries. I saw lots of deer today, in groups of 6 or 7, and the trail featured every type of fun, healthy gizmo you can think of period. Never end a sentence with a preposition.

I’m too tired tonight to provide much narrative, so I’ll have to let the pictures do the talking.







Tomorrow I will start the 168-mile C&O Canal Towpath. I’m fired up period. Wait. Is up an adverb or a preposition?

Peace, Love, and the New Grammar,

3 thoughts on “Really, Actually Inside the Beltway

  1. That meandering path through the leafless trees looks so inviting, but the crisp blue sky hints at the cold temps you felt today. Happy to see you haven’t lost your sense of humor…and that you’ve included grammar humor to your repertoire. Thanks for sharing the sights of your journey; what a great recreation trail. Maybe we’ll have something like it in SBC someday…thanks to you. Happy trails.


  2. The ‘cold thing’ in the morning is a chilling experience. Makes you hop around, getting those clothes on, shoes…who care about the shower! Just get something warm in you! V


  3. Fantastic how many communities have completed walking/riding pathways. I can hardly wait until San Benito County starts on ours! You are doing a great job with the “selfies” and other pics that keep us traveling with you.


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