Hiking Ballston, VA to Arlington Cemetery 13 November, 2011 (13 miles)
This was an unusual hike. We wanted to have breakfast out so we set out early to have breakfast in Clarendon. It was a bit chilly, but sunny. After breakfast we proceeded to DC crossing the Key Bridge to M St. to Pennsylvania Avenue to Memorial Bridge and Arlington Cemetery. I had been to the Arlington Cemetery about 15 years ago, but had never been there since we moved to DC. It was simply amazing. It is a lovely place. As I meandered through the paths that criss-cross the cemetery I was lost in the midst of the serene beauty of the little hills and the quietness of the resting souls. I had never seen this side of the Arlington Cemetery. The fall colors made it splendid. From the top of the hill you can see a nice panoramic view of DC. Next time I have to take my camera and capture the panorama.