Cruising on Last Dance

This blog archives the adventures of Glen and Jill Moore and provides a means of communication for friends and family. Exploration and adventure have been synonymous with boats and water for centuries. The joy of adventures shared while exploring new places and meeting new people has built a strong bond for Glen and Jill. Last Dance is the platform for the exploration.

"The world is a book, and those who do not travel read only a page." St. Augustine, 354 - 430

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain, 1835 - 1910

"There is nothing -- absolutely nothing -- half so much worth doing as simply messing around in boats." The Wind in the Willows, 1908, Kenneth Grahame, 1859 - 1932

"I've never believed speed and ease are conductive to living fully, becoming aware, or deepening memory, a tripod of urges to stabilize and lend meaning to life." River Horse: a log book of a boat across America, 1999, William Least Heat-Moon,1939 -

The Great Loop -- The current adventure is a circumnavigation of the Eastern United States, cruising north up the east coast through New York into Canada, across the Great Lakes to Chicago, navigating multiple river systems south to Mobile, along the Gulf coast to the Florida Keys and back to St. Augustine. This trip by boat is commonly referred to as the Great Loop. Progress and current location are indicated by the red line on the map to the right. It was titled the Traceless Path in recognition of a German sailor we met in St. Augustine who published booklets of his travels with hand-drawn, detailed maps describing his travels across the water as the Traceless Path.

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Washington, DC: Friends

Our use of the term "friends" is quite broad, including personal friends, job-related friends, and family.  Washington, DC, is a great place to share with friends and family, which we were able to do by hosting our youngest daughter, Brittany, for a weekend.

Food, of course, was involved with the China Town Asian Spice providing a variety of Oriental cuisine.

Cherry blossoms and a few National Monuments created a beautiful and historic walk through town.

Then, a visit to a quite famous home.

Museums, including the National Gallery of Art, kept the walking pace quick to visit as many places as possible in a short window of the visit.

Including a visit to our favorite cherry tree.

Daughters, Amanda and Melissa are considering rendezvousing with the journey at Mackinac Island.  Adventure shared.

1 comment:

michelle said...

Love the pictures! I miss my hometown , so thanks for sharing. 29 more days of school!! Mary, Vince and I went out for a beer last week, and I plan on spending more time with her once school is out. I'm sorry it took me so long to check in with you! Safe travels and keep posting pictures. --Michelle