Thursday, September 25, 2008

View from the Key Bridge looking down on the Potomac River

We thoroughly enjoyed our guided walking tour around Georgetown, but when we found ourselves near the Key Bridge and knew that our car was parked only a few blocks on the other side in Rosslyn, the thought of walking all the way back to the other end of Georgetown, catching the Metro back to Rosslyn, well that seemed an unneccesary waste of precious energy. We were hot, thirsty and our feet by that time were talking back to us in a very big way. We all came to this conclusion at the very same time when we saw the bridge at the bottom of the hill, that it was time to leave our wonderful guide and the rest of our group.

The Marriott Hotel was on the other side and we rested in the foyer after buying a very large bottle of ice cold water from their shop. We stayed there for an hour before resuming our walk and it wasn't long after that we met up with Gregg and Gary. My sister-in-law and I had already said goodbye to her niece who headed for another metro stop on our way back. We were deep in conversation as we marched ourselves up the hill and unbeknowns to us Gregg and Gary were across the street trying to attract our attention for a couple of hundred yards. We however were in the groove and didn't slow down long enough for them to catch up, until we had to stop at a light to cross over to their side of the street, where we finally saw them.

When this incredible breeze hit us off the water it was heavenly. We stopped every dozen yards or so to take photos and also to rest up a little and enjoy the view.

A great birds-eye of the people below.

The kayaking looked like a lot of fun.

We thought perhaps these crews were from Georgetown University. They were fast! I had a hard time taking photos of them before they dissappeared under the bridge. These two were the best I could get. We heard the Coxswains loud commands as they flew over the water out of sight.


  1. HOW COOL IS THAT!!!!!!!
    I would have been shaking up there though!! Can you make a trip up here to the Thousand Islands Denise?? It's beautiful and you can coax me into walking over the TI Bridge!!!

  2. Now that sounds like a great idea :) What's the TI Bridge?