Theodore Roosevelt Island
There are many hidden pockets and gems in the D.C. and surrounding areas. Some are wildly popular that I've made plans to visit and others I've just stumbled upon out of curiosity and luck.
Roosevelt Island is hidden in plain sight but blends into its surroundings at the same time. A small island on the Potomac, it's a haven for nature lovers and wildlife. My family and I had a great time hiking around its trails.
The unexpected lasting impression it made on me were the contemplative words etched in stone. These are a couple of my favorites....
There are more tablets carved with the words of Theodore Roosevelt on separate subjects. But I'll let you explore it for yourself and decide what impression it leaves on you!