Remember earlier in the summer when I made a bucket list of everything I had yet to do in Washington? I have been pretty terrible at facilitating it myself, but I have pretty amazing friends who organized a picnic for me yesterday at Gravelly Point.
For new and non-Washingtonians, Gravelly Point is a park in Virginia that borders the Potomac River and National Airport. Every few minutes, planes fly close overhead in preparation for landing only a few hundred feet away. It also has a beautiful view of DC’s “skyline;” the monument, the Capitol, and the Jefferson Memorial are all visible from one vantage point.
The planes flew low, the wind blew hard, and everyone cooked and ate and drank delicious food. In short, a perfect celebration.