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.
Our first bridge honors Francis Scott Key, the man responsible for the lyrics to our National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner.
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.
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.
At one time this building really was a torpedo factory. It is now an art center.
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.
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.
Riding boats and shopping always makes us hungry, so we enjoyed these great dinners.
Our restaurant was right next to the river and we enjoyed seeing these ducks with a baby.
As it got dark, the lights on these fountains were beautiful.
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.
We love Segways. Our weather was beautiful so we stayed outside, but the museums of Washington D.C. are extraordinary also.
You always find the most interesting things to do!
We do have fun. Thanks for reading and commenting.
I’m enjoying reading and learning about Washington DC with you, Ducks. I like your photo with the cute little dog. Making new friends is part of the fun of travelling!
We did meet many interesting friends (human and other) on this trip. Thanks for reading and commenting.
Thanks for sharing, we spent many years in the area, so these posts are bringing back fond memories ☺
We had not been there for many years, so it was a lot of fun for us. Thanks for reading and commenting.