Washington, D.C.

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Days 12/13 – 31 May & 1 June: A couple of days off from intensive driving was welcome for all of us.Pete at Boundary Marker

Saturday was a late rising morning for us, with Pete and Craig leaving to attend a Washington Nationals baseball game in the late morning. They stopped by to view one of the forty boundary markers George Washington had built, marking the extent of the Washington, D.C. area reserved for the Federal Government. Only a few are left and, since the land west of the Potomac River was returned to the state of Virginia, the one seen here no longer identifies Federal Government property.

Pete at Washington National's gameThe game was a success, both because the Nats won and the beer-lemonade concoction served up at the ballpark was fabulous. Pete has played baseball his entire adult life and is still active in leagues year-round, even runing his own blog on his Washington team – www.petescurveball.com.


Pete-family-at-BBQComing home from the game we prepared for a family BBQ Ada & Johnny with their children Amy & Jason, Craig, Pete with his daughter Alyson and her mother Carol, Patty & KiKiin the back yard. Everyone had a good time and we got a couple of family pictures. We see Johnny, with his wife Ada,  daughter Amy, and son Jason; Pete with his daughter Alyson and her mother Carol, and us.

Panorama from the Washington Monument to the Lincoln MemorialOn Sunday it was time for the three of us to make the tourist trip into Washington, D.C. and view our country’s capital city. The pictures are shown below, with thumbnails for additional pictures.

Patty, KiKi, and Craig in front of the White House

Patty, KiKi, and Craig in front of the White House

View of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial

View of the Washington Monument from the Lincoln Memorial

Cooling off at the World War II Memorial

Cooling off at the World War II Memorial

Sun peeking out from behind the Washington Monument

Sun peeking out from behind the Washington Monument

Lincoln Memorial - view 1

Lincoln Memorial

Capitol building

Capitol building

Flying kites in front of the Washington Monument

Flying kites in front of the Washington Monument

Vietnam War Memorial

Vietnam War Memorial

Protecting a parking garage in Washington, D.C. - I doubt a tank could get in here

Protecting a parking garage in Washington, D.C. – I doubt a tank could get in here

Abraham Lincoln

Abraham Lincoln

White House

White House – this is as close as you can get

KiKi & Patty at the California section of the World War II Memorial

KiKi & Patty at the California section of the World War II Memorial

Supreme Court

Supreme Court

Patty & KiKi at the Lincoln Memorial

Patty & KiKi at the Lincoln Memorial

KiKi at the World War II Memorial

KiKi at the World War II Memorial

Dinner where Johnny works


When we returned from our foray into the city, Pete and Aparna joined us and we turned around and went back to the Watergate Hotel area to eat at the restaurant Pete’s son Johnny cooks at.

Pete, Johnny, Craig

Pete, Johnny, Craig

Watergate Hotel

Watergate Hotel

Sometimes a decision is hard - Pete looking at a piece of pizza

Sometimes a decision is hard

Craig & Patty

Craig & Patty

Aparna

Aparna


Bethesda Superchargers

Bethesda charging & supercharging station

Tesla bat signals

Bat Signal door lighting

In charging at the Bethesda supercharger there is something Tesla owners need to know. It is located in the parking garage of a mall and Tesla has a sales location there. Of the four charging stations only the two middle stations are superchargers and the other two are HPWC (80amp), primarily for the test drive cars. Since this is a densely populated area, there are likely to be locals trying to charge at this location.  It might be better to skip this charger if you can go from Trenton, DEL to Glen Allen, VA.

I have gotten many comments on my Tesla door lighting. This is an after-market add-on, so don’t ask Tesla for this.

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