Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Gravelly Point

For my money, one of the coolest places in the DC area is Gravelly Point. Gravelly Point is a little park located on the banks of the Potomac River in Virginia, just north of Reagan National Airport. This location brings with it two main benefits:

1. Great views. From Gravelly Point, you can see, across the river, the Capitol Building, Library of Congress, Old Post Office Building, Washington Monument, Jefferson Memorial, and assorted other DC landmarks. It really is quite spectacular.

2. Airplanes! Depending on which way the wind is blowing, planes are either winging down the river right over your head as they land, or coming straight at you as they take off. Either way, it is quite a sight to see (and hear!).

All in all, a unique place that we have really enjoyed over the years...



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