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Washington DC

Baseball, hockey, icons

semi-overcast 20 °C

In Washington, we dropped off the car at the parking garage associated with the Harrington Hotel and took an Uber to Nationals Park to see the Washington Nationals lose to the San Francisco Giants. This was our 13th baseball stadium and our record for home teams wins is now 11 -2, with only the LA Dodgers and Nationals representing losses. We had great seats, though, in section 128.

Saw a few iconic landmarks on my morning walks. Can almost tell it’s the White House behind all the security

The next day, we drove to Manassas to see the Bull Run battlefields (see pics in other post) and then to the Stephen Udvar Hazy Air and Space Museum, one of the Smithsonian Institution sites. So, free to enter, but $15 for parking. Fantastic displays of flight with everything from a bicycle-powered plane, to blimps, a Concord, and the Discovery Space Shuttle. I took TONS of pics; here are a few

And finally, a Caps game. The Washington Capitals is our 19th arena. Our record is less good for hockey at 10-9 (53% wins vs 85% for baseball). The Leafs won in the shootout, but a fun game with lots of goals, including one for each team disallowed (offside, hand pass). I cheered for all the good saves and all the goals for both teams. Unfortunately, saw Ovechkin slide head-first into the boards late in the game; he didn’t return and is day-to-day. Hopefully, he’ll be ok. Again, we had decent seats, purchased just a few hours before game time.

Posted by Deb Godley 01:28 Archived in USA

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