Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Teddy Roosevelt Island

Everyday on my way home from work I drive under this footbridge that I've wanted to walk over to see if there was anything on the other side. Well this weekend we did it! Ashley showed us the way since she had gone before, and we walked over the bridge to basically an island that looked like a bunch of trees and mud. It was interesting that there was an island so close to us on the Potomac, but it really didn't peak my curiosity as much as I had hoped. Anyway, we walked around for awhile and then headed up to the middle where there is a memorial set up for Teddy Roosevelt. Honestly, I thought it was going to be a statue or sundial or something little to commemorate the president, but the memorial didn't fit the outside look of the island at all. There was a statue involved, but it was much larger than I had imagined! It was a nice cap to the walk and really enjoyable. Plus I felt good about taking advantage of the weekend's perfect weather.

2 comments:

Liz Ketner said...

that's really interesting! i think the fact that something is an island automatically makes it more exciting.

jennie said...

i like that panorama shot kt!