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Friday, July 21, 2017

Jones Point Park

Friday, July 14th Dan and I took a break from the regular day routines to be tourists in Alexandria, Va.

Here is one of the spots we stopped by to see:

Much of the park is under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge which spans the Potomac from National Harbor, MD to Alexandria, VA.

As the photo above says there's lots of history in this place.  The rudder below was evidence of WWI history.

We followed the trail through the park reading the history signs.  These markers mark the original boundary.  This part of the District of Columbia was returned to VA.

The pathway around the point on an incredibly hot day.

View of the Potomac River from the old lighthouse.

Joining Fences

More boundary markers.

The original is encased below that glass lid.

Remember my writing about Benjamin Banneker.  He was involved with survey the District of Columbia.

I was surprised to see Maryland on this side of the Potomac.

This stone answered my question.

Heading back under the bridge after circling the point.

The park was well used.  We spied mothers with strollers in exercise groups, cyclists, joggers, walkers, basketball players and even in line skaters.  There was even a restroom.