If you’re a Virgo/type A/deeply uptight person, I’d like to introduce you to your dream town: Washington, DC.
This is not necessarily to say that DC is eat-off-the-ground clean or runs on time (what’s up, Congress?) but, you guys? Those streets! That grid layout!
I love nothing more than knowing that 14th street will be followed by 15th and that C street comes before F street. And when you look down those gloriously wide, tree-lined boulevards and you can see forever? Be still my little Virgo heart.
In addition to abandoning my map and swooning over city planning, I found time to check out some of DC’s best stuff. The Holocaust Museum (those piles of shoes…), The White House and the Washington Monument, Busboys and Poets (the coconut tofu balls!) and all the wee boutiques and shops around Logan Circle and U street. I also discovered my new favorite bar of all time: The Saloon. No standing, no tvs, no martinis and 25 cents of every customer’s bill goes to help build schools in developing countries!
I also spent an afternoon at the Natural History Museum where I compiled an extensive list of New Animals To Like/Dislike. (FYI: Kinkajou = yes. Highfin Tadpole fish = no.)
Next stop: Salem/Roanoke, Virginia! Any advice?