Last night Bob and I stopped at the Lyndon Johnson Memorial Grove. I had been there once before to watch fourth of July fireworks launched from the grounds of the Washington Monument but that was around 1978. Ever since then I thought I had been to Lady Byrd Johnson Park but I was wrong. The two parks adjoin each other on the opposite side of the Potomac River between the Pentagon and the West Potomac Park which butts up against the Tidal Basin. From LBJ Memorial Grove Park you have nice views of the monuments in DC as well as Arlington Cemetery and the Pentagon. I can see why the Johnsons stopped there to look out on the city whenever they returned from Texas to Washington. I am sure when they were living in Washington all the tall buildings beyond the Jefferson and the Lincoln memorials were not there and the view was better than it is today. While not tall enough to totally obstruct views they certainly give it a cluttered feeling.
We parked in the lot overlooking the Pentagon and used the walking bridge across Boundary Channel to access the park. So, in effect we parked in Virginia and walked into DC.