Welcome reader to my blog - a mixture of this and that. Now that we are living in a retirement community in downtown Columbia, MD my personal gardening activities are somewhat curtailed. I still enjoy visiting gardens, reading, watching wildlife on my walks, traveling, and occasional food commentary. Please leave a comment if you feel inspired to do so. I read every one of them.

Monday, September 2, 2013

Labor Day in Georgetown, DC

We spent the day with Sarah in Georgetown.  First for a bike ride along the Potomac and then for lunch and a walk about.  The place was full of people.  Didn't take any photos on the bike ride but here are a few after lunch.


The C & O Canal runs from Cumberland, MD to Georgetown, DC.  Built in the 1840s it was soon eclipsed by the B & O Railroad.  Now it's wonderful tow path provides a bike trail between to two places.


At the bottom of Wisconsin Avenue where it intersects Water Street is this wonderful fountain.


On a 90º+ day it was a major attraction for the kids.


Out on the Potomac River were various water crafts.


The Key Bridge connects Georgetown to Rossalyn, VA.  We crossed that on bicycles to get to the Mt. Vernon Trail.


An assortment of ducks and geese.




The Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts could be seen down river.


Rosslyn in Arlington, VA is an area of tall buildings which DC cannot have since nothing can be taller than the Washington Monument.


Sarah and Dan.


Sarah and me.


Clyde's on M Street where we enjoyed a nice lunch sitting at these windows to watch the passersby.  This is Clyde's original location.


6 comments:

Cynthia said...

The old tow path looks like it would make a fun hike. Looks like you packed in a lot of sights in one day.

Gary Phillips said...

Fun day!! Boom & Gary of the Vermilon River, Canada.

Huldra said...

Both beautiful and sosial- for man and birds :)

lisa hermanson said...

I feel like I've been on a day's outing. That canal is so picturesque, would like to take a trip there.
PS - Glad I found Our World Tuesday, a really nice site. And funny in your blog intro you mention it is a bit of "this and that". My thought, too, why not include everything ?
Best, Lisa.

Stewart M said...

I do like that fountain - my kids would have a ball there!

cheers - Stewart M - Melbourne

PS: Australian politics seems are murky as American!

Ercotravels said...

What the glorious place to visit. i love your photographs specially 3rd picture.
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