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  • I came home from work one sunny afternoon in April, last year. It was one of those hot evenings, when summer had invaded DC and it was all humid and sticky. My roommate asked me if I wanted to take a walk. "Sure! I'm in the mood for a really long, long walk." And so was she. We had some dinner (probably avocado omelette for her and instant oatmeal for me, can't remember, but if I would take a guess).

    Wearing nothing but shorts and tank tops, we left the building. First stop, our neighbor Pentagon, to walk around the Pentagon Memorial. So far so good, only ten minutes from our house. Next stope, Air Force Memorial. Another beautiful spot with an amazing view.

    I would say, that sometime after this view, we got kind of lost. We were just walking and walking and walking. We thought we had some kind of sense of direction, but that proved to be wrong.

    Darkness fell. The heat made us thirsty. The walking made us tired. The crossroads made us confused. No water, no money, no phones, no SmarTrip card. But we had our cameras. And really, what else do you need when exploring your surroundings?

    We did find our way home in the end, but the walk got a lot longer than the long, long walk we were in the mood for.

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