Colorado Traveling Ducks Cross the Potomac by Boat

We, Zeb and Soapy Smith Duck, and our humans love traveling by boat.   We got on a boat at Georgetown Harbor and headed for Alexandria, Virginia.

Leaving Georgetown Harbor

Leaving Georgetown Harbor

Our first bridge honors Francis Scott Key, the man responsible for the lyrics to our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.

Frances Scott Key Bridge

Frances Scott Key Bridge

After docking in Virginia, we left the boat, eager to wander the streets of Alexandria.   We soon saw this cute little dog, with his humans.  We, the Colorado Traveling Ducks, were invited to sit on the table with the cutie and pose for a photo.

We are with this really cute dog.

We are with this really cute dog.

This was a new experience for us, but we enjoyed being with this dog.   Market Square appears to be a very pleasant place to relax, have a snack and watch people.

Market Square in Alexandria, Virginia

Market Square in Alexandria, Virginia

At one time this building really was a torpedo factory.   It is now an art center.

Former Torpedo Factory

Former Torpedo Factory

I believe this is the first torpedo factory ever seen by the Colorado Traveling Ducks.   We did a little shopping.   We really like the store, Ten Thousand Villages.   These stores are run by a non profit fair trade organization.   They offer unique handmade gifts from disadvantaged artisans from more than 120 artisan groups in over 35 countries.   Both moms bought items there.   Too soon it was time to leave Alexandria, Virginia.   Back on the boat, we will return to Georgetown Harbor.

Cherry Blossom Paddle Wheel Boat

Cherry Blossom Paddle Wheel Boat

This boat is the Cherry Blossom.   It is a working paddle wheel boat on the Potomac River.   We believe everyone has heard about the Watergate Scandal in the United States government during the early 1970s.   This is where it all started.

Watergate

Watergate

Riding boats and shopping always makes us hungry, so we enjoyed these great dinners.

This fish was so good. Yum

This fish was so good. Yum

Our restaurant was right next to the river and we enjoyed seeing these ducks with a baby.

This duck family has a baby duck.

This duck family has a baby duck.

As it got dark, the lights on these fountains were beautiful.

Fountain at Georgetown Harbot

Fountain at Georgetown Harbor

We had a great afternoon and evening visiting Alexandria, Virginia and dining at Georgetown Harbor.   We hope you enjoy the sights, shopping and dining in and around Washington D.C. soon.   There is so much to see and do here.   We showed some of what we experienced, but there is so much more.  If you have time, a Segway tour is a fun way to see a town.

Take a Segway tour of Washington D.C.

Take a Segway tour of Washington D.C.

We love Segways.  Our weather was beautiful so we stayed outside, but the museums of Washington D.C. are extraordinary also.

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