Sundays are great days for family walks. We don't have church until 3 in the afternoon (not our favorite time), and Malcolm needs walks everyday, so Sunday mornings are perfect for the three of us to head out and enjoy some fresh air. Blake and I use some of the time for our weekly family business meetings - schedules and other things on the horizon.
This last Sunday, we had a stake conference (a meeting of several congregations together) and were done with church at noon. With the afternoon free and the weather surprisingly warm for November, we took a walk we've had our eyes on for months - crossing the Potomac to Maryland via the Woodrow Wilson bridge.
We started at Jones Point Park in Old Town Alexandria, site of an original DC boundary stone, and headed out.
|DC as seen from the Wilson Bridge - The Capitol dome and Washington Monument are foggy and faint, but we could see them|
|We didn't realize we'd cross though DC as well! Three states/districts in one walk!|
|My walking buddies|
|Back in Virginia|
|Jones Point Park - The oblong shape is the size and shape of the warships built on this site during World War I|
We could have walked all the way down into National Harbor in Maryland, and sometime we will. Still, it was a good 4.5 miles round trip, which is about average for us these days.
Hooray for historical and interesting family walks!