I read this article last week on the Thrillist – “15 things you’ll miss when you leave DC.” No, we are not leaving DC anytime soon. But reading it reminded me what a fantastic city we live in, and we need to take advantage of it—especially during this FANTASTIC weather!
Number 13 on the list was “so much free stuff.” The writer is referring to the parks, monuments, etc. So today, on this stunning Saturday in the District, we ventured out to Roosevelt Island. If you’ve never been, I highly recommend it! A beautiful little island with yes, a monument in the middle (what DC does best) dedicated to Teddy Roosevelt. The picturesque greenery and walking trails throughout the island and along the edge of the Potomac were just gorgeous. Here’s to seizing the remainder of the summer — and this amazing city. More at NPS.gov.
“In the 1930s landscape architects transformed Mason’s Island from neglected, overgrown farmland into Theodore Roosevelt Island, a memorial to America’s 26th president. They conceived a “real forest” designed to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Today miles of trails through wooded uplands and swampy bottomlands honor the legacy of a great outdoorsman and conservationist.”