2021-01-30 - Col Jos Belt

~11.6 mi @ ~21.5 min/mi

http://zhurnaly.com/images/walk/Colonel_Joseph_Belt_plaque_2021-01-30.jpg"PATENTEE OF 'CHEIVY CHACE'." On the boundary of DC a plaque dated 1911 commemorates Colonel Joseph Belt (1680-1761) and the origin of Chevy Chase, Maryland. With sunrise temps in the low 20s Square Peg and Roadkill meander mindfully and consider issues of caring, careers, comfort, control, category theory, cute canines, and cold hands. They conclude: "We're all human beings – well, most of us, anyway!"

"A blizzard would be exciting – even though we've effectively been snowed in for 10 months!" At 0845 Coney Counter appears, soon followed by Danger Man and Half Full. A northward ramble, following local walkers through a new cut-through, discovers a zone of mega-mansions and angular architecture. The Bethesda Trolley Trail leads to a loop around the NIH campus where cherry blossoms shimmer in the sun.

(trackfile) - ^z - 2021-02-25