Matt had a rare day off (as did Maddie) today so we hit the open road (well, sort of, if ten minutes down the road earns "hit the road" status) for another adventure along the GW Parkway. Today's stop: Theodore Roosevelt Island, the home of the Theodore Roosevelt National Memorial. Neither Matt nor I had ever been there before. It's pretty cool.
The island itself is accessible only by a footbridge off the parkway in Arlington. We tried to stop Sunday, but there wasn't a parking spot to be had; today we had our pick. Doesn't he strike an imposing figure? Matt and I both got a heavy Lenin vibe while looking at this statue, but TR was no Lenin, so we brushed it off.
It would appear that Bridget is always grouchy. She was mad because we wouldn't let her fall off the little walkway that extends along the Kennedy Center/Georgetown side of the island. It was a terrific walkway, but a perilous two foot fall off either side.
A little closer look at the Key Bridge entrance to Georgetown. Note the time: 11:25 am. This is when Dillow children began falling apart due to hunger, so we stopped throwing rocks into the river and kept on looping around the trail to get back for our picnic with TR.
This is kind of hard to read because of the shade and sun combination, but inside the memorial were pillars of TR's philosophies and words; I think he would have enjoyed knowing that three little girls would one day run around him eating peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, laughing and chasing each other in the sun.