I recently spent the day showing around a man I had just met. His name was Flat Stanley.
I was prepared to be a good hostess and take Flat Stanley to all the major sites of Washington. But it turns out that this Flat Stanley fellow has been around the block a few times. He has already seen the White House. And the Washington Monument. And the Lincoln Memorial. I could hardly believe my ears when Flat Stanley leaned in close and whispered: “Lauren, what really interests me about D.C. is its walkability.”
Walkability, Flat Stanley?
Flat Stanley explained that he’s been doing a lot of reading on airplanes lately—it seems he’s always traveling—and he’s pretty well convinced from what he’s read and what he’s seen in his travels: walkability is the next big thing (and maybe it was the first big thing?). He couldn’t wait to check out D.C. after all the recent attention the District has been getting as a walkable city.
All he had to say to get my attention was, “Lauren, let’s go for a walk.” And the rest is history.