Thursday, December 22, 2011

Christmas on the Potomac, Part 2

I have decided it would be best to break the details of this trip in to several posts,
I could never do it justice in just one entry.

Let's start with Day One...

We arrived at the Gaylord National Hotel on the 
Potomac River in Maryland,
on Sunday the 18th around 2 p.m.

Our room was ready

and we quickly settled in!!

This was the daytime view from the balcony of our room,

this was the view at night!!
Breathtaking, right??

We ate at McCloones right on the Inner Harbor.
This was my dinner, steak and mashed potatoes, smothered in mushrooms and frizzled onions.
The meal was enormous, I was only able to eat half.

Chuck had this pasta dish, with chicken and bacon.
It was good, mine was better!!

After dinner we went for a walk along the National Harbor,
the Christmas Tree was spectacular,
60 feet tall, 20,000 lights!!

One of many self portraits...

Today was amazing, I know tomorrow is even better!!

Good night, sleep two have a busy day tomorrow!!


Jill said...

Wow! Wow! Wow! Gorgeous room, views and lights but it all pales in comparison to your smile.

Farm Girl said...

Wow that is just so beautiful! I love the view and the food looks so good. Just keep smiling. You have such a lovely smile.

Linda said...

How awesome!!! You must be having the BEST time!! Love seeing all the lights!

Anonymous said...

Very nice! Looks like you're having a blast... the view from the room is spectacular =)

TexWisGirl said...

this is the first photo i can remember with you wearing something other than sandals! :)

LOVE that beautiful tree. :)

Nezzy (Cow Patty Surprise) said...

Oh girl, this is so much fun and I'm thrilled your sharin' it with us!

Glory, I can't even begin to imagine the view from your balcony at night in person!!! Fabulous!

'Love those self~portrait, you two are just too darn stinkin' cute together!

God bless and have a very wonderfully bright and beautiful Christmas sweetie!!!


Bev said...

Oh wonderful!!

Auntie sezzzzzz... said...

Wonderful trip!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Nice to spend time in a city, at Christmas Holiday Time!!! :-)

"Happy, happy Christmas, that can win us back to the delusions of our childish days; that can recall to the old man the pleasures of his youth; and transport the sailor and the traveller, thousands of miles away, back to his own fire-side and his quiet home!"
~~Charles Dickens,
"The Pickwick Papers", 1836

Ruth Hiebert said...

WOW!!! That night scene from your balcony is marvellous. Even though I am not hungry right now that steak looks so good. Looking forward to more beauty.

barbara l. hale said...

Day 1 was terrific. Looking forward to the rest. Nice looking hotel and dinner!!

Sandra Wilkes said...

I want to go there! My husband is retiring this summer and we are ready to begin traveling. This just whets my appetite...and I just know I would've eaten the whole thing! How do you get your self portraits? I know you are not carrying a tripod around!

Ellie said...

Oh that looks like a wonderful hotel. Your room is lovely and the view - what can I say but wow!!!
And your meal, delicious. Can't wait for your next post now lol.

Bonnie said...

Debbie, Gaylord knows how to do it up right. It looks like a wonderful time. Both dinners look delicious to me. Hugs, Bonnie

Susan said...

That food, I am so jealous! You should have a lot of fun in a fabulous place like that! Have fun! You deserve it!

Blessed Serendipity said...

Wow what an amazing hotel with a beautiful view and your dinner looked fantastic. That is a great picture of you and your hubs.


Saun said...

Wow,that place looks awesome. I can't wait to see the rest. :)

Karen @ Pieces of Contentment said...

I have never seen a complex with a closed in area like that. Amazing!

Adrienne said...

Yeah,these are amazing. That night time view of the lobby....might make one want to go back every year!

Scrappy Pink Corner said...

I tried to post a comment on the beautiful view from your room but did not go through. So I am here today to tell you that I love your blog post. Beautiful.

Happy Holidays to you and your family.

Andee said...

It looks amazing!

eileeninmd said...

Wonderful photos, Debbie. I have been wanting to stay at this place myself. It looks beautiful and the food looks delicious! I have to go and check out your other Potomac posts.

stardust said...

What a gorgeous travel! Your big smiles are contagious. Thank you for making me feel happy. You’re shining with Chuck resonating in the dazzling lights. Belated Merry Christmas and wish you all the best for the New Year.


Carole M. said...

lots of lovely photos; you two look like a lovely couple. Meals look great (especially yours).