today i woke up to a beautiful day here in dc, and absolutely nothing to do.
(besides the ever-present job hunting adventure)
so, after lounging around in my pajamas, i got a little antsy.
i changed into my workout clothes, hid my house key in my handy spybelt
and off i went to explore my neighborhood.
i walked towards pentagon city, and one moment there was a cement well in front of me, and the next, the most beautiful view of dc!
(i should have taken a picture--whoops!)
it is still incredible to me (and i hope it will always be this way) that i live this close to these amazing sights!
the pentagon, the white house, the washington monument, the big lincoln--otherwise known as the lincoln monument--
seriously, these places are incredible!
i love it.
i l-o-v-e it!
anyways, onto the point of this post
(hint: it's in the title)
i got a little lost. and not terribly lost, but just "i took a wrong turn and not sure what to do besides turn around and come back the way i came" kind of lost.
(the streets are seriously confusing here)
so, i turned around and eventually found where i was supposed to be.
when i was about 5 minutes away from my house
(after a ~5 mile adventure, i was covered in sweat and ready to be home with the air conditioning!),
i noticed a man following me, who had been there for a block or two.
i thought i'd be sneaky and cut through an apartment complex to get to the bridge to my house
(yep, there is a little creek nearby!)
instead of staying on the main sidewalk,
just to make sure that this guy wasn't following me.
so as i reached the bridge by taking my "shortcut", i saw him coming up behind the other building to the bridge as well
(which would have been my original route had i not tried being sneaky!)
i might have panicked a little bit, but decided to just keep walking.
well, my house is 2 houses down from the bridge, and
i didn't want him to know where i lived so i kept walking past,
and went a couple blocks further AND HE WAS STILL BEHIND ME!
so i said a quick prayer, asking which direction to go to get away from this guy.
i turned right at the next block, and thankfully the man kept walking straight.
I doubled back and went to my house, safe and sound.
i never thought anything bad would happen,
but always better to be safe than sorry...whew.
tomorrow i might venture all the way to target.
yep, there is one that is precisely 1.9 miles from my house.