Parking at Clarendon

This past week I had to get something down at the Container Store in Clarendon. Normally I don’t like the idea of a store that sells things like boxes to store your boxes in but I had a particular need I was pretty well stymied by. But when I got to the Clarendon shopping area I found myself circling around three times, trying all the side streets within a reasonable walking distance and still not finding a spot to park in.

Sure, I could have used the parking garage there but I don’t feel right about paying to park so I can give more of my money away. The meters don’t bother me so much, being able to take as little as a quarter, but the garages do. I needed a spot for about ten minutes. That doesn’t justify parking in the $2 garage.

So are there any secret parking spots folks know around that area that maybe I just missed?

This post appeared in its original form at DC Metblogs

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

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