The Westin Washington National Harbor
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... and manicured and and... and NICE the whole day that
nothing could have prepared me for Adam's Morgan. I had never heard of it but
even if I had... nothing could have described the life.. the energy... the
vivacity of Adam's Morgan. It was a street full of options.. and the
interesting part was.. my options were not restaurants or cuisines... they seemed
to be.. Countries! Yes.. Countries... It was like the funnest UN area.. There
was Brazilian, French, ...
... lunch, took a stroll around the flea market and then headed to Georgetown.
After parking on the waterfront of the Patomic River and with the city enjoying its last gasps of summer we decided that renting kayaks was the best and most appropriate way to soak in the views of Georgetown, the Kennedy Centre, Washington Monument and get blown away by the low flying jets as they land and take off from ...
... br> My favorite was getting to see stuff about Amelia Earheart. She is related to me from my mothers side of the family. To read about her and have one of her planes right in front of me, well, it just made her a bit more real for me.
I think Mike and I both really enjoyed the space capsule from Apollo and the Right Brothers planes.
Unfortunately, I didn't have my camera with me today, so no photos :-(
This morning we walked a few kilometers to Georgetown, an historic port that pre-dates Washington DC. Georgetown was the farthest point upstream that oceangoing boats could navigate the Potomac River so it became a thriving town with wharves and warehouses where goods could be unloaded and transported further inland. Today the waterfront area has been redeveloped into parkland, hotels, apartments and restaurants. The largest group of waterfront buildings is ...
... again. We got the metro to the closest stop to the Lincoln Memorial (Foggy Bottom... We found it hilarious too) and still had to walk about 20 minutes. By the time we reached it, we were soaked. So disgusting. After taking a few snaps, we went south towards the Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial, then followed around the edge of Tidal Basin towards the FDR memorial, which was thankfully mostly shaded.
Further around the water, we reached the Thomas ...