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Although in my last post I wrote that I regretted saying that we would come to Washington, we are now definitely glad that we have. We have, of course, only just scratched the surface of this place but Washington rocks and we have met a ton of cool people at the Capital Yacht Club.


We are anchored just in front of the marina and for a grand total of 15 bucks per day, we have access to all their facilities including showers, super inexpensive laundry, Wi-Fi and a bar. Steve, the GM there, is a hoot and very accommodating. He even lent us his “vehicle” to make a run to West Marine. A word of warning for anyone following in our footsteps… his map-drawing skills leave a bit to be desired!



In addition to the trip to WM yesterday, we toured around a couple of the Smithsonian museums and later ended up at a birthday party on one of the boats here. Happy birthday Bill! Today, however, will be a work day. Our friend Bill Trayfors (a different Bill) will be here in an hour or two to install our Ham/SSB radio and if that goes quickly, we have some other not-fun chores to do.


14 Comments

  1. Glad you’re enjoying DC …. I went in 8th grade and will never forget about it! Can’t wait to get back there someday with Ken and maybe my daughter. It does rock!

  2. Well, at least your tongue looks healthy in that last photo!!!LOL

  3. DC is a lot of fun! If you get a chance to get there, the Air & Space museum is one of my favorites! It was great to meet both of you last week. Give me a shout if you are coming back through Colonial Beach.

  4. Great map. I live here, go to that store all of the time (just last week, in fact, for some paint), and I can’t understand his scribbles!

    Try to check out old town Alexandria, by the water, as well. Great eats. You can probably dingy over: there is a dingy dock near the Torpedo Factory. Someone can almost point to it, from where you are.

  5. Looks like you are having fun, the trip notwithstanding.

  6. I did not realize I had to write the map in Canadian. That was my fault!!!

    And you forgot mention what a COOL ride the ice cream truck was

  7. ALL of the Smithsonian’s museums are fabulous! However, you would have to stay at least a month to do them all justice, so, in addition to the Air and Space Museum, I recommend the American History Museum, and the Museum of the American Indian. That’s about all you will have time for. The N ational Zoo is also great, and a trip to observe Congress in action (or inaction, as the case may be!), and tour the White House, should also be in your itinerary. Some may think it’s not so relevent for Canadians, but since so much that happens here has consequences there, I think it’s important for anyone! Enjoy!!!

    • We have visited the Air and Space Museum, the American History and the Natural History museums. I agree though that even with those three, we still have only just scratched the surface.

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