Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Great Falls, MD

Location: 11710 MacArthur Blvd., Potomac, MD 20854
Hey! It's Natalie! After the peeps show, we drove to Great Falls, MD to have a nice picnic next to the gushing water. Access to the falls was easy -- it's just a short walk down the C&O canal and through a scenic path. Located on the Potomac River, Great Falls is as close to Niagra Falls as Maryland will get. The path winds through a lush temperate forest with a few smaller falls along the way. Make sure you stay away from the railings though, falling into the white waters could be treacherous.

Don't try kayaking here!

The path ended with a beautiful scenic overlook of the vast Great Falls. We stopped there for a while and enjoyed our Chipotle lunch. We interrupted a few romantic dates, but love conquers all. Overall, Great Falls is a great place to clear your mind and explore nature. 

ThreeinDc vs. Great Falls

Admission Price: FREE
Time: Everyday, 9 am- 4:45 pm
Location: Potomac, MD
Transportation: Free parking
Our Rating: ★★★★☆ 

Washington Capitals Practice at Kettler

Location: 627 N Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22203
If you live in DC, you’re most likely a Caps fan. If you’re not….you should probably become one. Over the past ten years, hockey has become an increasingly popular sport, which explains the escalating number of fans for the Washington Capitals. In 1997, this NHL team moved their home hockey rink to the Verizon Center, which is metro accessible from Gallery Place-Chinatown (Red line). Unfortunately, the season for the Caps is over because they are no longer in the playoffs, however we found a fun activity for fans to do when the Caps are in action. The Kettler Capitals Iceplex is the practice arena for the team. Located in Arlington, it is the highest ice rink above street level in America. All Caps practices are free and open to the public. Any rink that allows fans to watch an NHL hockey team practice is pretty awesome, so even though we never actually did this activity, it sounds like a lot of fun! Now you know where to go if you ever want to get up close and personal with Ovechkin and his teammates!

Admission Price: FREE
Time: Non-Game day: 10:30 am; Game day: 10 am; Day after game: 11 am
Location: Kettler Capitals Iceplex
Transportation: Metro Accessible from Ballston-MU (Orange Line)