Thanks to Heidi for sending:
“9 pm on a Friday night at the FDR memorial (along the Tidal Basin): all these people are playing Pokemon.”
Thanks to a reader for sending:
“Petco is opening near Fort Totten by the new-ish Walmart. The promotional postcard they sent out shows a map of Hurricane, WV though.”
We might as well take this opportunity to learn a little bit about Hurricane, West Virginia:
“Hurricane was named after Hurricane Creek, which was, in turn, named after a group of trees at the mouth of the river bent in one direction. A party of surveyors commissioned by George Washington noted the site appeared to have been struck by a hurricane, giving rise to the name. Locals pronounce the town (HURR-i-KINN) not (HURR-i-CANE). Less than 17 miles (27 km) southeast of Hurricane is a post office named Tornado.
A town named Hurricane Bridge was located where West Virginia Route 34 now crosses the creek, near current-day Hurricane. The town can be traced back to an 1811 Virginia map. The town primarily consisted of a small inn. On March 28, 1863, Union and Confederate forces fought a Civil War battle at Hurricane Bridge, now known as the Skirmish at Hurricane Bridge.
Hurricane itself can be traced back to 1873, when a railroad track was laid through the town and a small depot was constructed. It was during this period that Main Street developed, and other businesses in the area. Hurricane was a trading and residential town for tobacco growers and other farmers in the early 1900s. The fire department was established March 2, 1936. It was incorporated as a town in 1888, and as a city in the 1970s.
The three oldest continuously operating businesses are: (more…)
Thanks to Erin Kelly for sending the latest: “Pokemon Go Q Street Barbies”
From an email:
“Food trucks, state-of-the-art technology and selfies: the Holiday Inn Express brand knows these are a few of guests’ favorite things. The hotel brand is bringing its popular Pancake Selfie Express to the people of Washington, D.C. with its latest Pancake Selfie Express tour, rolling into the nation’s capital on Thursday, Aug. 25th & Friday, Aug. 26th. District residents can visit the truck at Adams Morgan to snap a selfie and have it printed on a free pancake made by the brand’s super smart, one-touch pancake machine. Just push a button and get a pancake in 60 seconds. Genius!”
Photo by @akrooton
Props to Alexis for getting the incredible shot above yesterday. How did he get from Beltsville to the Monuments so quickly. A dozen free t-shirts if someone gets a photo of the goat on metro…
And thanks to Laura for sending this shot:
Maybe he’s lost? I love that we are continuing to get sightings! Yesterday he was spotted in College Park but the photo was from too far away. Keep ’em coming!
Photo by PoPville flickr user Mike
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Thanks to a reader for sending:
“Saw a Christmas tree on the corner of 4th and North Carolina SE this morning. Definitely looks long overdue to be collected.”
C’mon September – we can do it!! Although I have my doubt this is a Christmas tree – this might just be a jacked up regular tree…
While we wait for the next national holiday a reader sends this instant classic:
“He’s really outdone himself this time. It’s a scene from the titanic, complete with iceberg and the heart of the ocean. But instead of Leo and Kate….you’ve got Leo and Ken!”