Nice story about getting to the rally in DC

My Contribution to Restoring Sanity
[Via EvolutionBlog]

Your humble blogger went to the big rally yesterday. Here’s what it looked like:

I never noticed it before, but the National Mall looks a lot like the Vienna/Fairfax Metro stop. But let me start at the beginning.

I hit the road at 8:30 in the morning, which normally would get me to DC well before noon. I figured there would be traffic and delays, but I did not feel obligated to attend the whole, three-hour event. Maybe I get there by one, I thought, and still have two solid hours of rally fun! It had occurred to me to drive to DC the night before and find a place to stay for the night. But, even leaving aside the fact that I had other plans for Friday night, my understanding is there wasn’t a hotel room available anywhere near the city.

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Great pictures and essay. Almost 6 hours just to get near the rally. But luck was with him. Got to the train station. Found a parking spot. Got on a train. Walked to the back of the rally.

Always nice to hear about perseverance paying off. Many people just went to the nearest bars.