Exploring Old Town Alexandria
A few weeks ago, one of my best friends, Leslie, and I were able to explore Old Town Alexandria, together. It was a first for both of us, even though I've lived here for a year and she has been here for a few years. Alexandria is everything people say it is. It's packed with old charm, lined with beautiful shops and restaurants, and the lamps still run on gas. There's something so beautiful and nostalgic about gas lamps lining the streets.
We spent the day on foot and started with some exploring and shopping. We took turns deciding which way to go. Each time we reached an intersection, one of use would decide which direction to take and then we'd switch at the next one. After a couple hours we stopped for lunch at Gadsby's Tavern. It's an old restaurant and museum, the signs say that George Washington, himself, ate at Gadsby's! It's a charming restaurant and the food was delicious! Then we headed back outside for some more exploring and picture taking.
It was the perfect day with beautiful weather. We really lucked out, since every other day had been snowing, raining, and/ or freezing. But it ended up being the first day of the year where I was able to just sit in the sun and soak it up.