Friday, July 29, 2011

Our belated anniversary dinner cruise!

We purchased vouchers to take a discounted dinner/dance cruise on the Potomac River for our 30th anniversary (on the Spirit of Washington). We'd hoped to go on our actual anniversary (the 18th), but were unable to get a reservation until the 28th. Oh, well, waiting a few extra days wasn't THAT big of a deal!!

Some pictures from our trip:

The "Spirit of Washington"

Our table

A view of the buffet before it opened

More of the dining area

A view of the Washington Monument and DC Harbor (yes, it was a hot, hazy DC day!)

Haines Point and the cherry trees

I didn't know we had a paddlewheel boat on the Potomac! Guess I'll need to go check this one out! (Appropriately called "Cherry Blossom"!)

The chapel at the military base we passed

A view of the Woodrow Wilson Bridge from the ship; I cross that bridge many, many times each year going to the birth center. It was interesting getting to see it from a different vantage point.

The sun setting over Alexandria, VA

I need to find out what this pretty building is!

A VERY old lighthouse under renovation

National Harbor Place

Nelson and I outside, enjoying the views

Osprey nesting on the buoy

Ship flag

Another sunset view, looking towards Alexandria, VA

The marina at the National Harbor -- how the "other 1%" spend their money!!

The sunset this particular evening was spectacular.

Sunset over the Woodrow Wilson Bridge and Alexandria, VA

Statue entitled "The Awakening", now located in National Harbor Place (was moved from Haines Point). Click on the photo to get a better look at the sculpture -- it's pretty cool!

View of the lights at National Airport from the top of the boat

And yes, a good time was had by all!