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.