Friday, September 30, 2011

Gravelly Point


Our family day outing this week took us to Gravelly Point, a park in Arlington with a killer view of planes landing at Reagan National Airport. We had such fun watching the jets come in...

And we brought snacks, of course.

The park was kind of littered up that day, and the strong breeze was blowing the jet-fuel fumes right at us, but the kids couldn't care less. They thought it was great.

I think he's great. (Even when he gives me a fake smile.)

We had the very good fortune (thanks, Lord!) to be there when one of the DC Ducks tour boats came motoring up near the shore. Then we got to watch as it transmogrified...

...into this really funky-looking but nonetheless roadworthy vehicle...

and drove away!

How fun was that to see?!

My three little people wandered down to take a closer look at the site of this amazing morph from sea to land.

While they were there, they found a tree limb. They really wanted to chuck it in the water. So...

that's what we did.

Unfortunately, I didn't get a picture of the moment when wood met water. But suffice it to say that we wrapped up our visit with a very satisfying splash.

All in all, a great family-time idea--and apart from the gas it took to get us there, 100% free! The Wilcox clan highly recommends Gravelly Point... but you don't have to take my word for it.

1 comment:

Debbie said...

Awwww.... This is one of our family's very favorite places!

(and I LOVE Meg's jeans - fabulous!)