On Thursday morning (May 13th) Mary walked a few blocks from the Capital Yacht Club marina in DC to St Dominic’s Church to attend mass for the Ascension of the Lord while Larry did a bit of Eastman work (he’s still a part-timer).
By 11am we cast off our lines and headed back down river the short 5 mile distance to Alexandria City Marina which is adjacent to Old Town Alexandria. What a wonderful town with lots to see and do. Adjacent to the dock was the Torpedo Factory Art Center — what used to be a Torpedo manufacturing facility that has been repurposed into an Art & History venue with several restaurants.
We walked by Washington’s Townhouse and toured Gadsby’s Tavern museum just down the street. The Gadsby’s Tavern is where George Washington and Jefferson frequented after the American Revolution in 1783. They likely talked about the new nation and how to put in place liberty, equality and justice among other things.
After touring and re-provisioning, we made it back to the boat for an excellent ‘boat cooked’ scallop dinner with roasted vegetables, cilantro rice, hors d’oeuvres and wine.