Saturday, September 06, 2008

National Harbor


Friday was a beautiful day so we decided to head out for an adventure. Hanna was threatening to bring lots of rain and nasty weather to our area the rest of the weekend so we wanted to take advantage of the clear skies while they lasted.

We figured this would be a perfect day to go check out the National Harbor just across the Potomac. Having enjoyed ourselves so much at the Gaylord Texan when we visited a couple of years back, we wanted to see how this compared.

The whole area is new and not many of the shops are completed. It should be quite the destination once all of stores are opened and the luxury apartments are occupied.

One of the unique things is that you can catch a water taxi from the hotel over to Old Town Alexandria= more shopping!






It was nice to be able to get a look at it on such a nice day without the large crowd that I'm sure will be there by this time next year.






The fountains inside are pretty cool. They fizz and churn and mist and the middle even disappears at one point creating a sort of infinity effect. I'm sure they are even more impressive at night when all lit up.




There are a few shops inside the colonial themed atrium.



And a spa for relaxing.





They've brought over "The Awakening" statue from Haynes Point and buried him in the harbor.










Overall, the hotel itself was much smaller than its Texas counterpart. That's not much of a surprise though. :D
It's going to be great when it's all completed. By that time Emma will be old enough to participate a little in all that shopping.



For now, she's resting up.


2 comments:

ADB said...

looks like you guys had fun and Emma is getting so big and she so adorable!

Michelle said...

Thanks Amanda! It is just amazing how quickly Emma is growing. Such a little lady. :D
Hope you are doing well there in cowtown. Miss you guys.