Wednesday, July 11, 2012
More Vacation Photos from Maryland
Why, you ask, am I including photos of a supermarket. It’s Wegmans, that’s why. We have a Wegmans in Corning, and I absolutely love to shop and eat there. When I heard about the new Wegmans in Columbia MD, I knew it had to be on the list of stops during this vacation.
That was no hardship for my son ‘cause he’s a Wegmans fan, too and is happy to have one closer to him now. Come October 2012, he'll have another, even closer!
Parking at Wegmans is in a two-story garage. Didn’t seem like near enough spaces, but I asked and found out there are 874 parking spaces. No parking for employees. They park at a lot elsewhere and are shuttled in. Speaking of employees, I’ve already recognized and spoken to two former Corning NY employees who are relocated to Columbia. They told me there are three more, but I haven’t spotted them yet.
Wegmans’ escalator ~ for humans and for grocery carts…
NATIONAL VIGILANCE PARK
The National Vigilance Park stands near Fort Meade and, according to the NSA: “Dedicated on 2 September 1997, National Vigilance Park and its Aerial Reconnaissance Memorial stands to honor those "silent warriors" who risked, and often lost, their lives performing airborne signals intelligence missions during the Cold War.”
BALTIMORE’S INNER HARBOR
We took this trip while my daughter and her two boys were here. A really fun trip for kids!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
WASHINGTON D.C. AND THE BOTANIC GARDENS
Because of the extreme high heat, I stayed away from D.C. all last week. Sunday I agreed to go with my son to the Library of Congress and the U.S. Botanic Gardens. The Library of Congress, we found, is closed on Sundays.
Our Nation’s Capitol Building
This was my second visit to the Botanic Gardens and I’m still amazed by the plants and flowers grown there. By the way, it was hot and it was humid!
Coconuts on a very tall, indoor coconut tree
Kumquat on a very tall, indoor kumquat tree…
Catching the Metro from D.C. to New Carrollton. Sorry it’s a bit blurry, but it gives you an idea of what the underground section is like.
Taken from aboard the Metro…