above: this is the view further back, before I approached those beautiful water fountains. (They are actually lower, by the river bank).
above: I took this photo from inside a restaurant, looking out the windows where these trees were covered in tiny white lights.
above: one of many monuments in the DC area.
above: This lion head water spout was near the base of that giant monument- there are several of them going around the base, with water flowing out of the lion's mouths and into a basin.
Earlier in the evening, we took a water taxi from National Harbor over to Alexandria, Virginia
above: this is the pier where we caught the water taxi from National Harbor to Alexandria Old Town Pier.
above: While crossing the river, we encountered this other water taxi...
above: Our water taxi arrived at Alexandria Old Town Pier. It was a festive area with plenty of activity. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed the Old Town area. We drove past places where our founding fathers lived and worked. Unfortunately dusk settled in and my camera was useless in the dark streets, so you'll have to take my word for it, it was cute. Well that's all I'm afraid. Not the most exciting edition of Rick's Roadshow, but it is what it is. Thanks for stopping by!