Monday, November 28, 2011

Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Here are some pictures from yesterday when we visited Old Town Alexandria.  This is a really pretty town with old cobblestone streets and unique gift shops and restaurants.  Old Town is on the water and there are boats that will take you over to Georgetown and Washington, DC.  You can take a sightseeing tour on these boats and some of them have dancing and dinner on board.  Me, I like the shopping, eating and walking.....especially on a beautiful day like yesterday. It must have been near 70 degrees. On  Saturday there is a Farmers Market and always some type of music or entertainment down by the water.  This town is also very dog friendly.  There are bowls of water outside many of the stores and when the weather permits, many of the restaurants have outside dining where our canine friends are very welcome!   Pictured above are the Cherry Blossom that will take you on a dinner cruise.  The other is a typical Old Town restaurant all ready for Christmas.  To the right is my husband...although he looks like a tourist in this photo he was actually born right in Old Town (many, many years ago...!). So many in fact that the hospital he was born in is no longer standing!  Below to the left is a picture taken from the Visitors Center. You can see there are also many townhouses that must be over100 years old......and very pricey but beautiful!

5 comments:

Joanne said...

It looks so pretty and quaint! I'm so glad you had a good time!

The Blonde Duck said...

I'd love to visit!

Pam said...

It looks like a nice place to visit.

Sandy Rev2B said...

I used to live right across the water from there! I loved going there. Nice to see a pic of your hubs. He looks the same as he did 12 years ago! Glad you guys had a good time.

Lara said...

We're just a stone's throw from Alexandria and yet it's been a few years since I've done anything more than drive through there on the way to somewhere else.