First Lady Michelle Obama talks about her love for Washington DC in the new issue of Conde Nast Traveler, saying that DC feels like home and that she wishes she could explore it more without inconveniencing people. It’s a great article about the city, and it’s clear that the First Lady understands that there’s a side of the District outside of the government that most people don’t realize.
Here’s the best part though– she mentions that she secretly wishes she could ride the Metro! Now, I understand wanting to get out to get a hamburger without a motorcade and wanting to take a jog around the Mall without a security detail, but trust us, First Lady: you really don’t want to ride the Metro this time of year. Escalators are down, tourists are everywhere, it’s packed to record-setting levels, and there is rampant escalefting. We’re glad you love our city, but trust us that the Metro is best avoided this time of year.