Well I thought this was a concept I invented myself, but when I went on line I even found a site with the address of urbantrekking.com. So I guess the concept didn’t originate with me. But here’s how the Baldwins urban trek.
Since this is a trek we only take a backpack with us. We fill them as much as able realizing we will be hauling them all over DC for the weekend. Last year we stayed in the Dupont Circle area so left the backpacks with the concierge and picked them up just before going home. It worked out fine.
We drive to BWI Airport and leave our car there. We take a shuttle bus to the Greenbelt station on the DC Metro and then we site see all around DC for the weekend. We find our hotel rooms on price line and have fun figuring out what to do from there. At the end of the weekend we take the DC Metro back to the Greenbelt station, grab the shuttle bus back to BWI pick up our car and drive home. I have included a couple of pictures from last summer’s trek. We had a blast. By the way the white shirts were fun. Our friends thought I should start a tour business so the shirts read “Uncle Dave’s Back East Tours” with a funky red bus. It’s a long story!
It really is fun to do. We are thinking of other cities we could urban trek in. Chicago is on our wish list. We could do other cities as well. The cities that work best are those that have public transportation from the airport.
Well this is one way this leader has fun!