First Stop, Washington DC

Heading in to the dock we found that the Washington Harbor has changed a lot. Where there use to be anchoring there are moorings, the old docks are gone for the Capital City Yacht Club and the Gangplanks Marina and instead there are new docks and a limited mooring field . We had to anchor east of the police dock which was quite a ways from the dinghy dock at Gangplanks Marina.

Taking the dinghy to dock.
Off to see the Wizard! Aren’t they cute.
Jackson on his I PAD.
Sneaking in some electronic time.

Rich and Jackson went to the Aerospace Museum, while the girls and I went to Crystal City Mall for some “girl time”.

Jackson at the Aerospace Museum
Words to live by when going into space

On Saturday, we spent the afternoon at the Giant National BBQ Challenge. There was lots of food and free give-away food, as well several stages with bands but, Oh, it was hot!!

Sitting by the fountain.
Cooling off on a hot day.

We walked over to National Gallery of Art Sculpture Garden and joined the crowds sitting on the edge of the pool. The garden was full of people for the Friday night “Jazz in the Garden” concert.

A night’s walk thru D.C.

DC in the dark
Visiting the WW II Memorial
Grandpa and Jackson at the Lincoln Memorial.
Lincoln Memorial at night.
Jackson and the monuments
Jackson in the food line at the Roosevelt memorial.

We spent several days in Washington before we headed out for Annapolis. It was a nice stay; I want to go back there and stay for 2 weeks to be able to really see the city.