Wednesday, April 02, 2008

Biking the Monuments

The monuments are located in a place called the National Mall. From the Lincoln memorial to the Capitol building is (I'm guessing) five miles: way longer than you'd want to walk. Parking is ridiculous, so it's impractical to drive to all the places you want to see.

To solve this problem, we rented bikes and biked around. The price was a little steep (around $60 for two bikes, helmets, a trailer, and locks for 4 hours) but it worked out really well.

The guard yelled at us for parking our bikes here on the steps of the Lincoln memorial.

Above: Jefferson memorial; Tyler and Lillian are standing in front of the middle column. Below: Vietnam memorial.

We came the week before the Cherry Blossom festival, which I'm glad about because I'm pretty sure it turns into a big circus. But, we did ride along the Potomac river which was really, really cold, but the blossoms were just coming out, so it was really, really pretty.


Caitlin said...

What a great idea! Bikes would be perfect to see the sights, especially with a little one. Speaking of which, I can't believe you brought Lillian. You are very brave, or maybe she was just much better behaved than Archer was at that age. Anyway, it looked like you guys had a lot of fun. We are planning on that being our next vacation, so we will have to get some tips and tricks from you guys.

PS, the cherry blossoms were really beautiful.

Macon Family said...

Looks like you guys had a great time, how fun!

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