In the midst of a cool and damp spring, (we are grateful, after last year’s drought) came yesterday – a perfectly gorgeous day this Memorial Day weekend. And so we gardened, and then hopped on our bicycles to see what was going on in our city.
First we went down to the Mall and stood for a few minutes to watch the annual Rolling Thunder motorcycle procession. Beginning at the Pentagon, and going up and back around the Mall, a million motorcycles make this event every year. Yes, I did say a million. It goes on for 3 hours or so, without interruption. Amazing to see.
Looking up Pennsylvania Avenue to the northwest. The National Gallery of Art under the trees at the left, the tower of the Old Post Office on the right, up the Avenue.
Then it was on to the river’s edge, Southwest Waterfront, a ride past Fort McNair, and a spin around the new Nationals Stadium, where crowds were gathering for the afternoon game with the Milwaukee Brewers (Nats 7, Brewers 6).
Finally, it was home to the front porch, and the golden hour, when we could sit and watch the sun play on our National Park and our neighbors’ homes.