Whether driving, biking, walking, or riding public transit in D.C., most of our commutes are frustrating in some way. I usually bike from Manor Park to Crystal City, but sometimes I take a break. When I do, I catch the 63 bus from 5th and Oglethorpe NW. The sweetest dog is almost always in the front yard of a house near that corner, and she (not sure if it’s a boy or a girl, and the tag doesn’t have a name on it) greets me and lets me give her a few pats on the head and neck. No matter what else the rest of the commute or day may bring me, interacting with this beautiful pup is my favorite part of my morning routine. I usually bike down 3rd but I might start crossing over to 5th just so I can see her even when I don’t take the bus.
So, PoPville, what small part of your commuting routine do you treasure and look forward to most? “