In check about getting to Mt. Vernon via the rail from the Eisenhower metro station and then the bus later in mid Oct. According to the bus schedule it appears that it drops a person off 4 blocks away (fine), but we would be walking on VA 235. Is this a safe area to walk. Sounds like it might be a highway which usually doesn't have sidewalks, etc. Advice would be appreciated.
I'm also concerned about the Fairfax bus strike?
We will have one free day with no car and are located in a hotel near the Eisenhower metro station.