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This evening I headed on the Mount Vernon trail to Gravelly Point Park to check out the view on the Potomac.  Approximate route from Rosslyn is here.

This is incredible!  It’s absolutely thrilling to watch this huge object soar over you and then gracefully land feet away.  My biking buddy introduced me to this plane-watching method.  Lie down with your feet facing the runway.  You’ll hear the plane approaching (suspense!), then get a great view of it passing over, and finally be able to see it land.

And to make this better than just hanging out at your regular airport, there’s the Potomac on one side and views into DC to see the Capitol, Washington Monument, and the like.

Check it out.  I only wish I was there when it was dark too…

~ Happy Plane Watching ~



Those of you who are Custis Trail riders are now enjoying the newly repaved path from 20th St N and Lee Highway to Spout Run.  I was pleasantly surprised one day with the use of my tax dollars when I discovered that I no longer needed to worry about potholes or intrusive tree branches on the terrain.  And while the runners appreciate it, I’m sure the bikers are satisfied the project was finally addressed and completed.

* Bonus Update is the path connecting Thompson’s Boat Center to Rock Creek Pkwy is completed.

Yay construction completion!

~ Happy Trails ~


Well, Bike to Work Day might not have been too popular in my building.

Well, Bike to Work Day might not have been too popular in my building.

Well, I made it to the Rosslyn pit stop.  On my way, I saw a lot of bikers.  The bike trail was getting some good use!

At the stop, I saw some more bikers as well as some tents.  Nothing seemed particularly special – until I left the pit stop.  Normally the intersection of Lee Highway and North Lynn is a little dicey in the morning.  There are usually a lot of impatient cars ready to get on the GW Pkwy or cross the key bridge.  But Friday, bikes ruled.  I crossed the intersection without having to glare at the drivers to force them to stop.

BTWD.  You won.

Some pictures of Bike to Work Day

This Friday (May 15th) is Bike to Work Day in DC.  The Washington Area Bicycle Association has pit stop rallies and commuter convoys to join.  Definitely check out a convey if it’s your first time trying the bike commute.

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