A Trip to See Teddy's Island

Friday night, Kyle and I decided to go check out Theodore Roosevelt Island, a neglected and overgrown island into a memorial to America's 26th president. They conceived what they called a "real forest" to mimic the natural forest that once covered the island. Miles of trails cover the uplands and swampy bottomlands surround the outer edge. I had always heard about it and decided we should go see what it was all about.

We got there right around dusk and it was a little eery as fog started to climb up over the island. 

An official path led up to this neat statue of Teddy which we were able to see right before it got dark. 

"Far better it is to dare mighty things, to win glorious triumphs, even though checkered by failures, than to take rank with those poor spirit who neither enjoy much nor suffer much, because they live in the gray twilight that knows neither victory nor defeat." - T. Roosevelt 

And live in the gray twilight we did, literally, for the rest of the evening. Once it got dark, we got lost and had the hardest time getting out. We were using my phone's GPS until it went dead and even after that, fought through cobwebs and did our best to avoid tiny frogs hopping over the paths. We spent more time trying to get out than seeing the actual island. Next time, we'll have to go midday with fully charged phones. I'm just happy we got out and finished the day off with PinkBerry frozen yogurt. 

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