Friday, June 6, 2014
East Potomac Park, Grille, Golfing, Fishing, Picnicking, Biking, Living - Everything
Every once in a while we take a side trip through Potomac Park on our way home to Capitol Hill. We haven't typically been there on a Friday or at this time of year. The place was teeming with activity. From the minute we entered the park, the golf courses were filled with carts and golfers on foot. The fishermen were out in full swing....some appeared to be more interested in enjoying the beautiful day than catching a fish. Both on the Anacostia side and Potomac side there were boats heading to and from the city center. Bikers, joggers, walkers, and skaters were in plain view trying to avoid the stream of buses that were touring through. It looked like a year end school picnic taking up considerable space near Hains Point. In between is a restaurant called the Grille, and near it was a bath house, pool, and mini golf course. The restaurant is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. From that vantage point is the Washington Monument on one end and the Titanic Memorial on the other, near the place where the Lincoln conspirators were hanged. When we crossed over to the other side to SW Washington, the huge Wharf redevelopment is in progress. The construction activity must have affected the fish market places along the water. It was hard enough to find parking without it. It is here where one can get charter yacht service and other water faring rentals. It seems wherever you go in this town there is construction underway. My husband always says we will miss it when - and if - we leave. I'm not so sure.