The Norman Rockwell Exhibit at the National Portrait Gallery (I didn't take any photos of the exhibit because you should just go see it yourself):
And Thomas Jefferson's Monticello:
|Do you think this is where he thought up The Declaration?|
I read that DDOT had converted the existing cycle-track on 15th St. to two-way and decided to check out that. Eventually, the cycle-track will be extended from Euclid St. down to the White House. Right now it reaches from V St. down to Mass Ave. I can't wait until the whole thing is complete. I took a short video of the converted cycle-track on 15th (my camera battery died while I was riding it). Check it out! (Sorry for the shaking!)
I don't know if you can see, but the directional icons haven't been painted in yet, and there's still a lot of debris in the lane (mostly leaves and those annoying acorn-nut things). Still it was fun to ride, and a beautiful day to do it!
Since I was already heading in that direction, I decided to stop at the White House and check out the surrounding area:
|Protestors on a hunger strike.|
|James & Dolly Madison's House!|
|The Decatur House. I've heard its haunted.|
|My neighbor's house.|
I did notice one thing while I was riding around today:
|Love this frame.|
Why would they leave their panniers and rack bags on their bicycles? Just like I hope you wouldn't leave your wallet or purse on the front seat of your car, you shouldn't leave your panniers/bags on your bikes! Even if they are empty, they can be stolen for themselves! I don't leave anything on my bike that can be easily taken off (especially after somebody swiped my airplane & my cyclometer). Occasionally, I will leave the basket on, but that's not very often; and I definitely take my (brand new--review to come soon!) pannier with me.
Anyway, just wanted to share my weekend with you!