Wednesday, April 19, 2023

Trip Plans: DC Via Manassas

Lord willing, I leave tomorrow for DC and the ETS Eastern Regional meeting this Friday and Saturday. As per usual I will avoid the freeways and take the scenic back roads instead. I plan to spend tomorrow (Thursday) in Manassas, VA visiting the First Bull Run/First Manassas Battlefield. Despite several previous trips to this historic site, I have yet to visit the Stone Bridge, the Stone House (Matthew's House), and the Sudley Ford (where the Federal troops under McDowell crossed Bull Run just prior to the battle). 

Then Friday morning it's off to my hotel in DC right across the street from the Museum of the Bible. The meeting itself is scheduled for Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, which means I'll have Friday evening free to get in a run on the Mall toward the Lincoln Memorial and back. They're calling for a high of 90 degrees on Friday so the later in the day the better for an evening run. The last time I ran this part of DC was on Oct. 28, 2018 during the Marine Corps Marathon and I'm eager to run it again. 

I *might* take a few pictures while I'm there. 

I don't love big cities. Fact is, I'd much rather be alone with the animals than dealing with crowds of people. But I didn't choose DC as the venue for the conference and I will suck it up and make the most of it. Again, I've heard many good things about the MOB. I hope it doesn't disappoint.