Today was the 60th anniversary of Marian Anderson singing at the Lincoln Memorial so there was a big hoorah going on there.
I also saw the FDR memorial -- hadn't seen that before. It's very nice, but I'm done with memorials on the mall. You can hear people talking as if they're at Disneyworld, "We've done the Lincoln, Jefferson and FDR. We still have to get across the river for Arlington and then back to do, etc..." There are so many that there's no opportunity to pause and reflect -- more checklist than memorial.
On our way back we went past National Airport and through Shirlington. Good thing because we happened upon a young nurse who had a flat. We helped her get it changed and rode with her a little while so we were sure she was okay to get home. We had pretty bad headwinds when we were at our most tired, but we survived. TWENTY-FIVE miles!
I'm tired. Enjoy the photos!
Jefferson through the cherry blossoms
Betty grins at Lincoln
Nice shot of Washington except for those cranes!
Tulip tree on the way home
Lincoln -- Betty is helping some tourists by taking their photo
Blossoms along the tidal basin
Waterfall at the FDR memorial
I am so lucky to live and ride here!