Back 30 years ago in March, GM published a piece early on in the crisis with a few tips on how to get out of the house around Georgetown and still practice social distancing. Some of the advice got stale almost immediately after GM published it. So with some wisdom gleaned over the years that have passed these lasts couple weeks, GM has some revised advice:
GM had recommended Tudor Place. Sadly they closed literally the next day. But GM also recommended Dumbarton Oaks Park. And he can report that it is still open and as lovely as it has always been. Even on the weekends it has remained uncrowded, although the walk down Lover’s Lane might bring you in slightly closer contact than you might like. It is still a wonderful place for a walk and peaceful reflection.
GM had also recommended the parks like the waterfront or Volta Park, etc. These (particularly the waterfront) have a tendency to get a bit crowded. Depending on the day and your risk tolerance, you may want to avoid them for now. But GM can add Georgetown University to the list. His daughter has really enjoyed biking both on the campus as well as the nearby streets, which are unusually quiet now. On the weekends there’s a bit of an uptick of crowds, but it’s still fairly empty.
Walking tours are still good! GM previously recommended this self-guided walking tour of east Georgetown and this is one for Georgetown’s Civil War history. Here’s another one. But here’s another idea: how about you make your own walking tour? Pick ten of your favorite homes, figure out when they were built and determine what architectural style they have. It’s a little work, but a nice way to pass the time.
Where do you go to get some fresh air these days?