Around DC – Georgetown C&O canal

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I have been to Georgetown many times. It is one of my favorite parts of DC. Not only does it house many great restaurants and trendy shops lined up on its busy M st and Wisconsin Av (making dining and shopping mostly an outdoor experience, the best kind), but its residential area is very quaint and fun to walk around, not to mention the gothic looking Georgetown university campus.
There was one part of Georgetown that I never visited until just recently. Hidden in its lower part, away from the bustling M street, towards the river, the historic Chesapeake and Ohio (C&O) canal operated in late 19th-early 20th century transporting coal from mountains, from DC to Maryland. Here are some pictures from our very kid-friendly walk.

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Nice shady spot to enjoy lunch break!

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Amsterdam? No, Georgetown…

And then, on this very hot summer day, conveniently located near by, we walked down to the Water front park  to cool off.
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This fountain, very popular with kids in the summer, had no-slip ground cover, so kids could run around care free. Bliss!

We topped it off with some yummy ice cream from the best ice cream joint in the area, Thomas Sweet.

 

 

 

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  1. Pingback: Flea Market Magic and a Georgetown Stroll | majche

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