Why They Call It Rock Creek

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Real Estate Agent with Evers & Company Real Estate, Inc. AB95346

 

Why They Call It Rock Creek

Rock Creek flows through Washington, beginning somewhere north of Gaitthersburg, Maryland and flowing into the Potomac River in Georgetown.  

I'm very fortunate to live in a neighborhood that is surrounded on three sides by the park.  We can enjoy the cycling and running paths, and the natural beauty of the place always amazes me.

This afternoon, I pulled my car over on Beach Drive and took these photos of the creek, swollen with recent rain waters.

 

 

If you are planning to move to or from the Washington Mtropolitan area, call text or email me.  I'd be happy to help.

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Dr. Stacey-Ann Baugh
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Gorgeous!  Rock Creek Park always fascinates me since it's smack in the middle of the city.

Jul 14, 2010 08:07 PM #1
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Goodness. You did get a lot of rain. The gardeners are happy.

Jul 14, 2010 08:23 PM #2
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Patricia Kennedy
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Stacey Ann, it's my favorite route  through the city.

And Ellie, my trees are very happy, too.

Jul 14, 2010 08:46 PM #3
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Pat, Rock Creek Park is beautiful. Your title just gave me an idea for a blog. Something I just learned today about the name of a park here. I'll give you link love!

Jul 14, 2010 08:54 PM #4
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Looks a lot like the Stones River here, and no, we're not talking about THOSE stones...

Jul 14, 2010 08:58 PM #5
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Pat, You really captured Rock Creek. Looks like it was raining at the same time the sun was shining.

Margaret

Jul 14, 2010 09:03 PM #6
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Pat, my grandparents are buried at Rock Creek Cemetery, does the creek go through there or is it nearby?   ~ Susan

Jul 14, 2010 09:05 PM #7
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Howdy and evening to you Patricia

Rock Creek and the area around it, sure is mighty fine and very peaceful looking. And this spot sure would be a nice one to just sit and think. You sure did take some real fine photo to share with folks!!!

Have a good one
Dale
in New Hampshire

Jul 14, 2010 09:14 PM #8
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Patricia thanks for sharing.  I've drive by this many times, and never stopped to look!

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Hi Pat... As a college student living in DC, what I remember most about Rock Creek Park was what a great place it was to go and think about things.  I think that I thought about things a lot back then!

Jul 14, 2010 11:12 PM #10
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Patricia, very beautiful photos, it certainly is a huge asset!

Jul 15, 2010 02:39 AM #11
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I love that area Patricia and I can't wait to go there again. . .perhaps a picnic lunch with my wife is in the works now . . thanks to your opportune post. .

Have a great day!

Jul 15, 2010 07:45 AM #12
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Pat - this is indeed a beautiful area to live in!!

Jul 15, 2010 08:57 AM #13
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Reminds me of my younger days, I would want to take a kayak down that river!

your friend in Charlottesville Virginia

Jul 15, 2010 09:49 AM #14
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Almost makes me feel refreshed, but it's 115 today and muggy here - no fun. 

Jul 15, 2010 01:46 PM #15
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Pat,

Very pretty, but which came first, the water or the rocks? Not that it matters. :)

Steve

Jul 15, 2010 11:15 PM #16
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You can just pull your car over and take these shots? Wow. That's amazing. It looks so peaceful... as long as you don't fall in! I just love water. It has a calming effect on me =)

Jul 15, 2010 11:47 PM #17
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Nice pictures, Pat. I've enjoyed hiking along there when visiting my sister-in-law who lives in Montgomery Village.

Jul 16, 2010 10:47 AM #18
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Love those pictures, Pat. 

Jul 16, 2010 11:35 AM #19
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Great pictures! The area itself is a great way of attracting potential residents.

Jul 18, 2010 09:39 AM #20
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