Monday, June 22, 2009

Day 8: Alexandria, Virginia

Today started my ascent to Connecticut. I made it through North Carolina and most of Virginia. I'm actually in Alexandria, Virginia which is about 10 miles west of Washington, D.C. I went ahead and made hotel reservations for tonight and tomorrow night here because there's so much to do.
This is my hotel room. There at the desk is where I sit :)
The bed (it's really high up)...
Fire, anyone?!? (Um hell no, it's summer)
The outside of the hotel...
Old Town Alexandria...It's lined with restaurants and modern shops. I actually expected more individual, independent shops but there's Walgreens, CVS, Gap, Restoration Hardware. Of course I stopped in Books-A-Million and got some Mark Twain books for Connecticut. :)

This is Gadsby's Tavern. The door on the left is to the museum where I plan on starting my day tomorrow. (Wanna know something coooool?? There's a Starbucks and a La Madelline on the way there!!) The restaurant I ate dinner at is on the right. It's where our Founding Fathers would meet and talk politics. I like to think I ate dinner with the ghost of Washington himself :) (Just kidding...that would be scary and I would have cried.)
Now if that isn't proof I don't know what is haha...
Tomorrow is full of Museums and Other Places that George Washington used to go. His doctor's office, church, Masonic memorial, and then to an art museum.

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