I tried to sleep in after staying out late last night, but I'm so used to waking up at dawn I couldn't help myself. I packed up and left Gallaudet for All Souls Church, riding through the neighborhood Marisa had warned me against last night, and I have to admit it looked pretty questionable in the daytime, too.
I had no trouble finding the "Congregation X" group of young adults from Arlington who were visiting All Souls, and we talked over lunch, which the church provides free to first-time visitors. But no one invited me home, so off I went to Hilltop Hostel, just inside the District boundary from Takoma Park, Maryland, and just half a block from a metro station. It'll make a nice base of operations for sightseeing.