Only in Washington
I decided to jump out from the Capitol Fourth a little early so I could go home, get a shower, and get decent for the evening. i drove out 395 south and there was barely a car in sight until I hit the 12th street exit.
And suddenly, as if law was suspended for few minutes, the Interstate had turned into three lanes of parking and one lane of driving. And the cops were right there with everybody. All the way out the 14th street bridge, down 395 until the Route 1/110 exit (where I got off the freeway to head west) was parking.
I saw families with little kids sitting on the roofs of their cars, everyone looking up with the same astonishment. And I realized how much I missed the Fourth of July celebration in Yorktown with my parents and my brother and sister.
No one should have to work on the Fourth of July.