Sunday, April 5, 2015
Easter at National Harbor
No fishing and catching Easter dinner this year (I love living in Alexandria, but I also really miss the lake), but we did go all the way to Maryland. When I was telling Mom and Dad about this year's winners yesterday, I was surprised neither of them had ever heard of the annual contest. Well, maybe I shouldn't have been surprised, but seriously it's like a huge annual tradition in the area and how had they at least not heard about it going on this year. Thus, it seemed a must to check them out in person this year.
I have also been wanting to go on the Capital Wheel since the first time we went over the bridge to Maryland to go to the nearest Aldi. Recently Mom found a list that was something like tourist must dos for D.C. area residents and the wheel was actually mentioned as one of the NOT dos, so naturally that made me want to ride it even more. I get what it was saying that you don't necessary get much of a view of D.C., but really what do you expect you're not exactly all that close. However, it still is a great view of the Potomac and it's interesting to see both the Washington Monument and George Washington Masonic National Memorial from it. Plus, you go around a bunch of times. Definitely the longest Ferris wheel ride I've ever been on besides the London Eye, but that's just one time around like the biggest one really slowly.