From the Bay to the Blue Ridge, National Harbor

Bring on Spring!

Good Lord – the February weather is about to send me over the edge! Hopefully by the time daylight savings kicks back in on the 8th we will be able to enjoy some decent weather instead of trapesing over packed snow and ice for an extra hour!I know that March is supposed to “come in like a lion and go out like a lamb” so let’s just hope it leans more toward the lamb part!

There isn’t a lot going on here at the Harbor as far as events are concerned during the month of March. The big excitement so far is that they will be showing all of the March Madness basketball on the Jumbotron (I really don’t think that is the official name for it, but you get the idea) down on the plaza. It will be fun to watch if you don’t have to dress like Nanook of the North. The better option, however, is to head to Public House Restaurant on Fleet Street and watch all the round ball you want in a climate controlled facility where you can get a cold beer, some hot wings and everything else you sports nuts like. They have large screen HD TV’s all over the place and the mondo screen for the important games! More details are in their ad in this section.

We can’t forget that we celebrate St. Patrick’s Day on the 17th! I have to confess that this day ranks right up there with Fat Tuesday for me. Even though I have never been to Mardi Gras, I party like I’m there! Same with St. Patrick’s Day. I know that bartenders all cringe thinking about all of the “amateurs” that come out of the woodwork on that day and drink green beer like fools but I like to think of myself and my friends as “professionals” who celebrate the day. We gave up green beer well over 20 years ago and have moved on to the likes of Guinness, Harp, Magners Cider and of course Jameson Irish Whiskey. Not so say we don’t make equal fools out of ourselves, but we are big tippers! If you are so inclined, you may want to check out the “All Day” celebration going on at Harrington’s Pub and Kitchen on Fleet Street. How cool is it that you can get up and go to breakfast at 8 a.m. and start the day off with a “beer and a buffet”? This will be a day to pace yourself…Sam Grow’s band starts at 11 that evening! They have lots of fun promotions running throughout the day. Check out their ad in this section.

While we wait for the winter to continue to thaw, think everything spring and get ready to celebrate in the Harbor!

P.S. The Water Taxi between Old Town and the Harbor was scheduled to be up and running on the 28th of February if they didn’t have to hire an icebreaker boat to clear a path! Check with them on their website before you head out to get tickets!

Written by: Lani Gering

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