She came downstairs – and said to me ” What do you plan to do today “?
“Mow the lawn ” I replied !
Wait – we have to walk – 10000 steps !
So – that is when she said –
let’s take the Metro –
and go into the WATERFRONT to the WHARF !!!!
It had been years since we had gone to the FISH MARKET on the waterfront. And – the whole city line had changed –
to a beautiful waterfront plaza – with many eatery’s and bars – music and venues for top of the line entertainment nation wide.
The transformation is stunning – and construction is everywhere. Huge buildings – grand boardwalk and tons of people.
You see everything – and there are electric scooters all over – you just put your credit card in –
ride it to where you want to go – get off and leave it for the next person !
On both sides of the boardwalk are places to eat and drink and be social with the harbor and boats.
There are vendors with huge piles of fish – shrimp – lobsters- clams and oysters –
all freshly caught and brought in from the East Coast.
You can buy just about anything and even have it cooked right there!
The smells of cooked fish – shrimp – lobster – were everywhere !
We selected a place to eat in the shade but on the waterfront – public restrooms were available and very clean.
It could be a little pricey – so come prepared.
We decided to continue our 10000 steps and walk the the harbor way to the ball fields about a mile away.
Along the way we saw dozens of hikers in full packs – hats and outfits – I asked what they were doing as they had some sort of GPS – phone like instruments – they were on a 50 mile challenge – one women told me !
It reminded me of The Amazing race ! And they were all in a hurry !
We walked where we had never been before – in all the years we have walked D.C.
We came first to Audi Field –
the brand new home to DC UNITED SOCCER TEAM.
And within a 1/4 mile to the NATIONALS PARK – baseball field !
We have been to the baseball park a lot of times – but this was a first for the soccer field as it just opened this Spring.
We were there at 4:00 PM.and fans were already arriving for the 7:00 PM. game.
We crossed the street – and it was right out of a movie set – every table outside – and there were dozens of them – six to eight people a table –
were packed full of thirty something young people – all dressed like well dressed college students – sitting – drinking and talking.
Everywhere I looked including the outside bar and inside was the same – as if hundreds of them decided to descend upon the scene at the same time !
We went inside to get into air condition as it was hot in the Sun – each having a drink before we found our way to the Metro stop !
We can actually leave home – drive 15 or 20 minutes – park and ride the Metro right to the gates of the park.
A over six hour journey – ( ended up with over 12,000 steps )
was a perfect way to spend a Saturday mid morning – getting back home around 6:00 PM.
Just in time to settle in and watch the NAT’S on TV playing the Cubs !
Hint of the day – we always take pictures of where we park in whatever venue we leave from –
makes it much easier to find your car ! LOL
I hope you like this little journey – living healthy – walking –
And sometimes on a whim –
change it up and adventure into something new –
YOU MIGHT EVEN SEE A CAT ON A LEASH THAT LOOKS LIKE A LYNX!