On Labor Day I biked the Mount Vernon Trail, picking up a Capitol Bikeshare bike from Georgetown and eventually docking it in Old Town Alexandria. I had started Labor Day at Epiphany for morning mass, spent the early afternoon reading Luigi Guiassani’s “Christ, God’s Companionship with Man” by the Potomac, got time in at Washington Sports Club, and closed out the day in Alexandria caught in rain showers.

Discovering that at Gravelly Point, along the Mount Vernon Trail, you can stand right beneath the planes arriving every 3-5 minutes at DCA was great.