I took a one day trip to DC this weekend with my parents to go apartment hunting. Driving down the I-95 (or was it the I-295?) my parents blabbed on and on about how beautiful the scenery was with the acres of farm land. As we approached the center of town, my parents said,
Mom: A Kohl’s!
Dad: Home Depot
I chuckled at their comment and then proceeded to wonder what life would be like for me if I had to drive a mile to buy a gallon of milk instead of walking a block. For some reason, I pictured life in Smallville. Maybe it’s because I recently finished watching the entire series for a few moments, I felt like I was there – small town, acres upon acres of land, little red barns. All that was missing were just a few cows.
Six hours later, we finally reached DC. All of the places we looked at were in Dupont Circle. It’s the most ideal location for me since it’s only two blocks away from the free shuttle bus to Georgetown University. It’s also close to the metro, restaurants and supermarkets. That’s pretty much all I need to survive – easy access to transportation and food.
We saw 8 different units and I really hope I don’t have to make another trip down there again. That 10+ hour round trip drive exhausts my parents and trying to give directions to my father can almost be as stressful as driving. There are at least one or two with some potential. Here are some pictures of my favorite apartment.
The rent was pretty painful in Dupont Circle. It hurt so much that I didn’t even realize the 17 mosquito bites that suddenly appeared. Good news is that at least I’m scratching my ass in the privacy of my own home.