You can’t get everything right on the first try, you know. Which is what I’m repeating to myself this morning, since I got lost on my way to meet with a new running group. The good thing about mistakes is that sometimes they can lead you in another exciting direction, though. Since I was out, alone, and with nowhere to go this morning I decided to change my route and wander down the infamous Klingle Road.
In some ways, this strangely abandoned road in the middle of DC looks more isolated and overgrown than ever:But in other ways, I can see the community has made efforts to take advantage of its natural beauty. This new trail, for example:A creek is overtaking the cracked and craggy pavement.I felt like I was the only person in the world. Sounds were just water and my footfalls.
The only person, but definitely not the only creature! Can you spot my little friend?Yes, he is crawling on a metal chain. Technically, nobody should be on Klingle road, but the locked gate has a gap juuuuuuust big enough for you to slip through.
Shhhh — don’t tell anyone that I ran there. This adventure is a big secret.
Oh wait, I have ANOTHER secret! Cold, creamy, sweet deliciousness — on a stick — for just $2.50. In Adams Morgan. Say what.Last night Catherine introduced me to Pleasant Pops, a hip new spot on Florida and 18th St. NW that took over the old Rita’s Italian Ice. Don’t get me wrong, I loved Rita’s, but I have to say Pleasant Pops has a lot more style. And flavor! They make all their pops from locally sourced fruits, herbs, and dairy. I got the pineapple basil pop — what a refreshing end to the day.
Still not as sweet as hanging out with my #1 friend though.
It’s good to explore your hood. Go try something new!
- Popsicles, ice cream, sorbet, or milkshakes?
- What’s the last new thing you tried?
- If you’re willing to share — how much does your gym membership cost and what city do you live in?
- NPR’s The Salt: Why you’ll be paying more for beef this year
- Runner’s World: How different foot strikes affect the body
- Washington Post: National parks to provide healthier foods under new standards
Pleasant Pops on UrbanSpoon:
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