lull before the storm

savor the days before labor day. summer is coming to a close and the week before labor day is probably by far one of the laziest, quietest weeks you’ll come across in dc. according to american management association’s 2004 summer vacation plans survey, 28% of respondents plan to take more vacation days this summer than they did in 2003.

so what happens next? on september 7th, the school year begins! consequently: the beltway becomes a nightmare; 50 & 66 will be at a standstill; 28 & 270 — complete gridlock. and you’re forced to sit for hours and watch the lovely dc foliage turn into various shades of red, brown, orange and yellow.

so be prepared: i) set your dial to npr, sign-up for xm radio, or pack your favorite tunes / books-on-tape; ii) bring emergency snacks and iii) go ahead and buy that lovely little sports car w/ plush leather seats you’ve been oh-so-craving…

on top of it all, isn’t autumn also road construction season? actually, seems like the construction schedule gives no regard for the seasons. sigh.

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