[Mon., June 6, '22] Today is the 78th Anniversary of the D-Day Invasion, and being a retired MCPS History Teacher, I had the day off to enjoy exploring.
After visiting my mother's grave at nearby Arlington National Cemetery, and an incredible visit at the Military Women's Memorial (located at the Ceremonial Entrance to the cemetery -- this year is their 25th Anniv. Go check it out!), I decided to stop off at the Teddy Roosevelt Island Park off of southbound G.W. Parkway in DC.
I have passed this place a ton of times, and have wanted to stop FOREVER -- Ah, so glad I did...absolutely the most picture perfect day. Normally I pass it on the weekends when there is a fair-sized crowd, so the trick is go during the week days if you can. PLENTY of parking, including several wheelchair-accessible spots near the pedestrian bridge (with a concrete sidewalk).
If you are in a manual wheelchair, the bridge has a bit of an incline hump you need to get over (I hope they install hand rails), and the jogging/bike path on the island side is gravel...so a bit effortful for mobility-challenged patrons. Still -- don't let that stop you...GO! :-)
DC does have many nice local parks for excellent get-aways on such beautiful days like today, and this one is smack dab right in the middle of the scenic Potomac River near Georgetown Univ. & Reagan National Airport (and if you want to taste local legendary chili, drop by Ben's Chili Bowl in Reagan National...you can park there for a fee, but don't have to pass security...great lunch idea).
Grab a picnic, a blanket, a Frisbee, perhaps a book or listen to relaxing music, grab some water & sun protection...and enjoy kicking back for some well-deserved leisure time on beautiful Roosevelt Island in DC. Enjoy! :-)