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elizabeth  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: Pubski: July 12, 2017

Nothing for me barkeep, I'm driving. The unwalkability of the states has basically stopped my alcohol intake. Having only one beer is no fun, having more is not safe.

Driving to Washington DC! It's my birthday tomorrow and my mom will be flying in from Montreal. Life is good :)

Time to think of some presidential activities for the weekend.




someguyfromcanada  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Lots of great stuff to do in DC. I could spend a week in the Smithsonian alone. I don't think you want to any "Presidential" activities at the moment though. :)

If I go for a four hour walk in Toronto or Montreal people think it is a good idea. If I do it in LA they have never heard of anyone doing that before. In Chicago, outside of the north lake shore, people can't believe I survived. In Phoenix, you actually might not survive.

It is so funny. I have known people in Toronto for 20 years and I have no idea whether they have a car or not. I only found out one of my friends had a car after 3 years when we were going to a cottage and she offered to drive. Turns out that all but a couple have them but never use them in the city. <insert shrug ASCII> Love walking around NYC though. Motorbikes are good enough for Asia. Have never considered renting a car in Europe, although I probably should at some point.

Happy Birthday!

elizabeth  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I was photographing this federal building the other day, and security asked for my I.D.

With my Russian heritage, I must be on some kind of list now...

But yeah, didn't realize how much walkability mattered. That's why I love Montreal, NYC and Europe. I feel so stuck when I need to take a car to get anywhere. Even if it's a short 5 min drive.

steve  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

am I missing updates from your travels? or are you perhaps not allowed to post much about it until it's over?

elizabeth  ·  135 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Did I forget to post on the last pubski? I might have. I post instagram stories when I can, vlog ( but I'm behind on that too already) and update the family on WhatsApp. It can be hard to keep track what I posted where.

I think I'm gonna be a week in DC and head north from there :)