My daily commute is less than 13 miles, one way. I have two primary options for getting to work from my home; one is along a major highway, and the other is along the George Washington Memorial Parkway. Some days the journey takes around 30 minutes, and other days it can take up to 90 minutes, but I figure, if I have a destination that I have to get to, I might as well take the scenic route enjoy myself along the way.
Each day as I transition from home to work, and work to home, I drive along the Potomac River with a view of the Washington Monument in sight. I go over bridges and underneath the airport flight path. I can see the Jefferson Memorial in the distance, and I drive past the Lincoln Memorial and the Kennedy Center, too. These days the journey is filled with wildlife, like geese and deer and the occasional eagle soaring overhead. The trees are bursting with new life and the grass is decorated with daffodils.
When I used to take public transportation, much of my commute was spent underground, but now, I get to embrace the city in all her glory every day. Here's to wishing you a weekend of scenic routes, or at least a scenic moment or two.