There it is, the most beautiful home in the US. George Washington’s Mount Vernon. 10 minutes north from us. Bring your kids, they wont know there getting a history lesson.
One of the surprising parts of living in Washington DC is that we often forget that there is an amazing river running right next to it. Honestly I feel like a fool, since I am 4th generation from here. Yes, I knew it was here, even learned to sail on the Potomac near National Airport at the time. But I had never really been out down near the Oquaquan River. When you head south from DC and get near Woodbridge, around 18 miles south you cross a bridge over a small river. That’s it. That’s were our new HQ is, and we had not really been on a tour yet, so we brought Suzy home from Reedville for the rest of the season. Thanks to fellow Woody Boaters Shaun and Danielle our near by neighbors went out on Moonshiner to give us the grand tour. Whats shocking is that it feels like a super nice lake out there, that goes on and on, Up to the Nations Capital, or all the way to Europe. Lets go for a short Monday cruise.
Gunston Hall, George Masons home right next door.
This may not look like much, but there is an area way south were the navy would junk old ships. Some are still there rusted out. Make a fun trip, especialy if you like to fish or explore
Back to the nice homes along the way. YEEEOUCH, As Suzy said, is that one persons home!
A stop at one of the restaurants along the way,
Tims River Shore, Home of Steamed Crabs, Thick juicy burgers, live music, you can anchor your boat and they come out and get you. AMAZING right near our home..
On the way, more nice homes.
That’s the officers club to Ft Belvoir over looking the River.
Riding closer to some more normal homes near Mt Vernon
More normal and fun Potomac river living.
Moonshiner slowing down to a nice idle
Todays header, exploring the little areas off the river, this is under the parkway and then into a wonderfull little water front community
Lets head home
The afternoon sunlight out there is stunning
Suzy parked in her new boat house on Massy Creeek. OK the boat house is ratty and far from new. But she likes it there for sure.