April 3, 2013 · 6:00 PM
We will meet at the top of the escalators at the Waterfront Metro and leave promptly at 6:00, since our remaining daylight will be limited.
TIP: If you are late, just head to the Tidal Basin and take the path clockwise around the Basin. Hopefully, you can pick us up among the throngs of other blossom peepers.
We will make a leisurely loop around the Tidal Basin, passing by the Jefferson Memorial, the FDR Memorial and the MLK Jr. Memorial before finally returning to the Waterfront area, a walk of around 4 easy miles.
Afterward, dinner at one of the Waterfront restaurants will be an option. Last year, we chose Pier 7. Go to http://www.pier7restaurant.com/menus02.html to see Pier 7's offerings. Last year's dinner was roughly $20 for those who chose to attend, excluding alcohol. Dinner costs may have changed since then, and are in addition to the Trip Fee for those who choose to participate after the hike.
Note that all of the trails are paved, and the pace is leisurely as noted above. Accordingly, come as-you-are from work. At least one car will be parked nearby to deposit briefcases, computer bags, a change of shoes, etc.