Sunday, May 25, 2008

A Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood.

I lost an ATC at school. I brought it in with me to....hmmm.....look at, I guess. It was one for my "water" themed swap. Geez, we tell the kids to not bring in things to school that matter to them for this very reason. Anyway, I cut another one today, and like this one much better.

Mark and I rode the Capital Crescent/Rock Creek Park Trails today. 21.3 miles. It was gorgeous. Oh my gosh, it was gorgeous. And not quite as crowded as it usually is on Sundays.

By the way, if you have never been to Washington, DC, you are really missing out. DC is one truly beautiful city, with many surprises. The mall, with all it's classical government buildings, museums, and monuments is a given, and would fill all of your time if you were here for a week. However, beyond the mall are so many wonderful and beautiful places that shouldn't miss. If you are a cyclist, the Capital Crescent/Rock Creek Trail circuit is a must do. I could do it monthly and not be tired of it.

I've been in the area for seven years now, and I still get goosebumps when I see the monuments and the capital dome across the Potomac.

Other things I saw today that struck me:

A deer at Arlington Cemetary with the tiniest fawn I have ever seen.

Thousands and thousands......and thousands lined up at the Pentagon parking lots, preparing to ride in "Rolling Thunder," in honor of our veterans.

Lots of folks on the overpasses above I395, hanging flags and bunting, in support of the "Rolling Thunder" riders.

Packs of runners along the Canal. Is it Team in Training time already?

It's another gorgeous day in Virginia, and I am so happy to be here.


Jackie said...

I love your bicycle trip pics. You and Papa Mark do get around. And I have to say again you are not lazy - 21.3 miles of bike riding and it's no big deal to you. I've been enjoying your atc paper cuts too. Brian and I leave for our 3-4day bike trip in about a week. Woo Hoo - can't wait. We haven't planned where we are going yet, but that's part of the fun too.

Visty said...

We had some friends who lived in Virginia, in Blacksburg, and it was one of the most beautiful and happiest places I have ever been.