Tuesday, May 16, 2017
One afternoon recently I was planning to attend a reception at the Gaylord National Hotel, at National Harbor. According to the google map above, it is 4.2 miles from home to the hotel. If I lived in the on the east side of one of the building on that side of the Condominium I could see the hotel from my terrace (I have a view of a parking lot!)
The reception ran from 5:30 to 6:30 PM. I left home at about 4:55 PM. I figured 30 minutes would be enough time. Boy was I wrong. At 5:30 I had made it as far as Fort Hunt Road, in 35 minutes I had traveled less than 1.5 miles. Even if I was driving the Lamborghini in the picture above, I still was not going to make it on time. I turned right at Ft. Hunt Road and went home, it took me about 5 minutes to get home. There are reasons I don't normally drive around here on weekdays.
Have you ever given up on traffic and gone home?