“I just like to smile. Smiling's my favorite."― Buddy the Elf
BREAKING NEWS! GC/DC is going Bi-Monthly for the summer! Take not that this falls on a WEDNESDAY this week due to I have obligations I have to tend to at home on Thursday.
It is so fitting that this month's scheduled event falls near National Smile Power Day! No, I didn't just make that up. This TOTALLY REAL holiday is celebrated annually on June 15 to remind us that "Love may make the world go around, but a smile makes the world a much happier place." (I originally planned this event on that day but schools are doing half days in my county and I have to be home early). So if you are in the District, please bring your bright happy smile over to another Flippin' Pizza. After all, smiles are contagious and can make everyone else instantly perk up. Plus it doesn't hurt that in return you will be earn a yellow smiley face on your geomap.
Plenty of food and beverage options are available, but NO PURCHASE IS REQUIRED!
PARKING: Just a block north of the event you will have great odds to find street parking around GSA's Central Heating Plant (12th and D Streets SW and 13th & C Streets SW). Meters cost about 6 quarters an hour around there, but there is some complicated pay app thing you can do. Feds like me are getting off work around this time and spots start opening up pretty quickly on the streets here. Just watch those street signs because around 4:30 pm certain sides of some road are forbidden to be parked on (That will get you a pretty pink $100 ticket too courtesy of District Parking Enforcement!). Also don't park at those red meters either because they are for people with handicap placards (unless you have one than go ahead).
There are a few garages too, but they could get expensive. Portals III on D Street is $20 for 3 hours, Portals 1 is next door to the event but I didn't see prices listed.
Smithsonian and L'Enfant Metro stations are both a few blocks away. There's a Bikeshare station next to the USDA south building. If you're feeling really chipper, you can rent one of the many scooters that are on the sidewalks all over the city.
So, as you can see, there are lots of options when it comes to making it to this monthly event. I hope to see you there.
Special thanks to Flippin' Pizza Manager Jermaine Bryant who has given me written approval to make this a monthly thing.