We arrived at Cherry Hill RV Park & Campground midday on April 16th. What a great park! First of all, it's the closet one to D.C., plus it has all kinds of amenities. Golf carts, camp store, swimming pools, large screen T.V. lounge with fireplace, sparkling clean bathrooms and showers (although we used our own), bus transportation from Cherry Hill to D.C and much more. Check out their website!
Cafe La Ruche, a quaint little French restaurant on the Potomac. The Coq au Vin was delicious!
|Dave checking the gps and traffic reports for our drive into Baltimore later that night for a Tampa Bay Ray's baseball game at Camden Yards Stadium. We are waiting on our food.|
|Cute restaurant and good service! Well, we were the only ones in there at the time but it was like 3:30 in the afternoon.|
|This is called Georgetown Waterfront Park with shopping and dining on the Potomac|
|Watergate building on left and Kennedy Center on right. Taken from the Georgetown Waterfront Park.|
|Inside Georgetown University|
We shall have to come back sometime and do much more exploring.
Onward to Camden Yards Stadium!
|We actually arrived early--I think that's a first for a baseball game!|
|Evan Longoria...all the players were wearing number 42 jerseys in honor of Jackie Robinson. Well, Ray's lost but it was fun!|
|We are in search of Poe's grave!|
|Here it is-Edgar Allen Poe's grave just down the street from Camden Yards Stadium|
It was a full day....we headed back for a good night's sleep so we could be ready for a packed day of exploring in D.C.
|Our first sight of the Capitol Building|
|Union Station--Just an FYI, park in their parking garage instead of driving all over creation!|
|The U.S. Capitol Building|
Next we checked out the Smithsonian. We did not have tons of time so we just checked out the highlights at the Air and Space Museum and then the Natural History Museum.
Ok, back outside for more trolly riding to points of interest. Below is Washington Monument.
Bellies satisfied, we headed back out and walked to the White House...well as close as we could. Security was pretty tight because of the Boston Marathon explosion just two days before. And actually the Ricin scare happened the day we arrived in D.C.! Good grief!
|I think the police car and police tape add a lovely touch to the photos, lol!|
|I just thought this tree was so cool with the blooms all over it!|
|This photo and the two below are of the Eisenhower Administration Building. It is so beautiful!|
|I lost count of how many columns are on this building!|
|The White House with a search helicopter overhead.|
|Washington Monument at night.|
Thursday morning we took our time a bit...I think we slept in a little....then we headed into D.C. again and to the Capitol Building for our noon tour. It was fascinating to learn some of the history and to see all of the amazing statues and artwork inside!
|John Boehner-Republican Speaker of the House|
|This area is called The Crypt because it was supposed to be where Washington would be buried (beneath this floor) but his family decided to bury him at his home in Mount Vernon. |
The white stone in the photo here is marks the intersection of Washington D.C.'s four quadrants.
Before leaving the Capitol Building we ate lunch at their cafeteria and of course tried the Senate Bean Soup!
We took a tour of Ford's Theater and the photo below shows the Presidential box where Lincoln was assassinated. Very Surreal!
|The bed where President Lincoln passed away.|
|This crazy book 'column' is made up of books all pertaining to Abraham Lincoln! It towers to the top of the stairwell in the house (museum) where President Lincoln passed away.|
|What a spectacular show! A must-see!|
It was quite a day! we headed back home to crash! You can maybe see why I sometimes don't get my blog posts written while on the trip! Our days are cram-packed!
We hated to leave Maryland and D.C. but we will be back. We barely scratched the surface of things to explore! Onward to Delaware!
Misi and Dave