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Showing posts with label Potomac. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Potomac. Show all posts

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Veterans Day Run Along the Potomac

Runners prepare for the Veterans Day 10K.
We spent this morning running along the Tidal Basin and Potomac River in Washington, D.C.  It was a great chance to spend time with our nations soldiers in one of my favorite cities.

A solitary runner along the Tidal Basin.

No matter when you visit, the Tidal Basin always makes for a great photographic opportunity.

This was my view during the race!

Sunday, September 23, 2012

A First Day of Fall Walk Around DC's Tidal Basin

These shots are from a walk around DC's Tidal Basin yesterday.  Even though it was officially the first day of fall, we couldn't have asked for better weather for an afternoon outside!
I took a picture of this tree full of cherry blossoms several months ago.  I hope to get it in the fall and with snow all around if possible too.
Even National Monuments aren't immune from "visitors"......
Helicopters frequently are seen flying overhead.
Thomas Jefferson Memorial.
Sun shining on the Washington Monument as it dwarfs the Old Post Office (Soon to be the new Trump hotel in DC).
Jefferson Memorial from the Ohio Drive Bridge.
This guy was patiently fishing near the Ohio Drive Bridge.  More on him later......
I don't know much about the Ohio Drive Bridge, just that one end was built in 1908 and the other in 1909.  What I REALLY don't know is who the heck commissioned not one, but TWO of these scary busts!!!!!!  
Jefferson Memorial.
"What guys?  We don't see anything?"
"Oooohhhhh, that big tall pencil-looking thingy!" 
Back to this dude.  He finally got his fish, then took 10 minutes to eat it...
This fellow let me get right up next to him for several shots!
I've been to the FDR Memorial before but this time I began to realize the scope of his influence on the country.  He was  actually elected to 4 terms, although he died during the 4th. 
There were several busses full of WWII vets visiting the area as part of the Honor Flight.  We've seen this  group before and they are impressive for what they do for our vets.
FDR quote, "I've seen war.  I hate war."
The Downtrodden.....
Now I know how to say this in brail.  Figured I'd take a picture since they call me Mr. Patience......
Sun rays over the Potomac to see us on our way home.

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Colonial Beach on the Potomac

We recently spent an afternoon at Colonial Beach on the Potomac. Here are a couple beach pics and some from the surrounding area, AND a hot chick!!

Colonial Beach is located on the Potomac in Virginia's Northern neck. The resort town maintains a small-town feel and has several sandy beaches and marinas. The area is full of history with the birthplaces of both George Washington and James Monroe nearby.
My favorite subject with a rare smile for the camera!

Smile Fido......
Osprey, the "Sea Eagle". 


Looks refreshing except it's the Potomac and that water is NASTY!!!!!
I wonder what he's saying?  I wonder what that orange thing is?
Wonder no more!!!!!
Classic ride!!!!!!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Waterfalls on the Potomac? Great Falls National Park.

Great Falls on the Potomac River is is located in the Mather Gorge, approximately 14 miles up river from Washington, DC. The falls consists of a series of waterfalls dropping a total of about 75 feet. This area is known as the the steepest fall line rapids of any river in the eastern United States.

We went early in the morning to avoid the crowds.  The website said the park fills up on nice weekend afternoons.  By the time we left, several more people had shown up. 

There were vultures, cranes and Osprys near the falls.  Supposedly there are eagles too but we didn't see any. 

They were looking at us, looking at them!!!!  These people were on the Maryland side.  Looks like people show up on that side much earlier.  We had one guy taking pictures, then a lady meditating.  Nice and peaceful...

Seems this is a great place to meditate...