scenes from dc & day 1/2

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Miles: 141
On the radio: Rkives by Rilo Kiley, then Chapters 1-3 of Voyager

I've been away from home for 14 days now, but Saturday was the first official day of the road trip. Or night. I left DC around 9:30 to get to Philadelphia around 1 to stay with Melissa before the long drive to Provincetown the next morning.

More about New York later, but I needed to head to DC to pick up the car I'd be driving for my trip. I've been much more lax about making plans, instead willing things to fall into place. And while, for the most part, that has been fine, planning my bus ride from NYC to DC was just as great as you'd think it'd be while Mercury's in retrograde. 

After a long day of travel, I made it to DC. I'm still astounded by the fact that I have friends around the world. When I got off the bus and saw my high school friend waiting to meet me, it felt nice to think that the past and present aren't too far apart, after all.

I got to stay with Laura and Sir Fluff. I felt immediately at home in her apartment filled with books and papers from her law school studies. Although Laura and I used to work together, it was never directly or in the same place. So when we spent hours talking about books and travel and more books and more travel, it'd felt like I'd once again found one my people on the other side of the world and quickly regretted that we weren't next door neighbors.

But that's okay, too, because it means that I'll always have someone to look forward to seeing again. Not all good things are with you all the time, and finding them is part of the goodness itself.

Places went and loved:

Ted's Bulletin - hello, boozy milkshakes
Flying Fish - cute little coffee shop
Each Peach Market - tiny market with fresh produce, imported goods, and a deli ("The Dude" was yummy!)
Meridian Hill Park - bring your market goodies here to picnic
Hudson and Crane - a shop with unique and trendy home goods 

More photos from this adventure on Instagram!

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