Mileage: 220 miles
Hurricane Katrina was making its way up north and the weatherman was predicting some of the remnants would spill over to the east. I expected the worst, but fortunately was mostly spared.
I decided on taking the ferry at the end of
The ferry runs from the southern tip of
Highway 404 is a long stretch of two-lane highway that travels through farm land and small towns.
About 20 minutes after passing
The bridge you take to cross the
When I got to
When I reached the off ramp to downtown I looked to my left and saw the Capitol dome. It is an unbelievable site and visible from quite a distance.
The last time I was in D.C. I was in a car and drove right
past the White House. I was in a hurry, on my way to
The lights were fantastic and illuminated the entire city. It
was incredible being able to drive past the White House and the
Sadly those days are over. There are cement posts on
I guess with recent events that is to be expected, but I noticed the entire city now is a place of things you can’t do, instead of what you can do.
It was a little disheartening. This is where our government operates, it should be open to citizens. They should be allowed to participate, but instead are kept at arm’s length.
It made me wonder what is next. When this threat is over, will government open its arms again? I doubt it. That’s too bad. The thrill I got driving past the White House was incredible. It’s a shame future travelers won’t get to experience that same joy.