Thursday, February 19, 2009

Great Falls, Alexandria and Hains Point.

Our first weekend here felt like late spring, so we headed for some lovely trails next to the Potomac river on the border of Virginia and Maryland.  Great Falls Park is off of the George Washington Memorial Parkway in a well preserved 800-acre National Park.

Great Falls just above Mather Gorge.

Ian recording birds he's just seen.

The Potomac flood levels are recorded here, but you need to add another 100 feet for it to get to the top of the banks!

Joe enjoying the outdoors.

Pampered Shih Tsu. They are special dogs :-)

Alexandria Old Town, lots of shops and brick sidewalks.

One of our favorite places to eat in any town.

Christ Church in Alexandria, Virginia.

Waterfront in Alexandria, Ian looking for more gulls and other shore birds. 

A Dad doing the best he can, but she's going to wail anyway.

I never saw one of these in New England.

East Potomac Park, Hains Point is a peninsula about a mile from our apartment in a tidal basin of the Potomac.  I've taken Ian there a lot for birding, it's a fine park with lovely views.

View from Hains Point, Washington D.C.

Fort McNair seen from Hains Point.

Sun going down on a fun family day spent outside, what a treat!

1 comment:

  1. Hi Amy!

    I like your photos! It's good to see you are all settling in well in DC!