Theodore Roosevelt Island is really quite a discovery!
It is a small island in the Potomac, right outside Washington DC. It is literally just a few miles from places like the Washington Monument, the White House, and other places that I have visited already in my Piggy Travels. If it wasn't for the noisy low-flying planes coming in and out of the nearby National Airport, you might actually think that you are in a park in the middle of nowhere! The island is almost entirely wooded, with paths that lead through the forest and then through a swampy area.
The island can only be reached via a footbridge from the parking lot, which is off the George Washington Memorial Parkway - a lovely stretch of road that follows the western side of the Potomac and goes down to gorgeous Mount Vernon.
The island has a memorial to Teddy Roosevelt, which is okay. It made me start thinking whether there will ever be a president that has a nickname involving a pig - afterall Piggies are way cooler than Teddys!
Part of the reason to go to this island was to pursue a new hobby of mine, called letterboxing. To find out more check out this site: http://www.letterboxing.org/index.html - although this is just a North American site it explains what we were up to on this island...!