Friday, June 26, 2009
Today's Field Trip: Washington, DC
This morning I travelled into Washington, DC to share lunch with an old newspaper pal, Bob O'Harrow, who is at the Washington Post. Bob and I worked at the Middletown (NY) Times Herald-Record in ancient times, and we used to play hoops, hike and watch college basketball.
Like New York, Washington, DC is a big bicycle city. I was impressed with all the bicyclists getting around the city, easily beating cars around the city. Here's a row of bike rentals that you access at a kiosk with the swipe of a credit card. Cool stuff.
Fixies are everywhere.
White House in the backdrop.
There's something so funadamentally American about a dude holding a little dog while also texting in front of the White House.
It's not the White House without a few protests.
Back at ya Bob O'Harrow
A Metro station in downtown DC. People can bring bicycles on the Metro trains.