We went down to Jones Point Park the other day. You can't tell from these photos, but it was so cold! Sometimes, I forget how much colder it can feel down by the water, especially when walking under the bridge; the icy wind just cuts right through you, as they say. But sometimes I need to see the water anyway. When you spend all of your time in small spaces and crowded streets, where there are no vistas or open spaces to speak of, you need to be able to gaze out at something every once in a while. At least I do. And so we braved the cold for half an hour or so and walked around the pier and up the muddy trail to the lighthouse. (You can see the National Harbor with the Capital Wheel in the photo above. We've actually never ridden it, but we did ride the London Eye years ago, and I think it's basically the same kind of deal.)
The lighthouse has been here since 1855, when Alexandria was still a busy port. Kind of hard to imagine that now.
Hope everyone has a good weekend! Stay cozy, friends. xo, Mary