Friday, May 1, 2009

Alexandria

Last weekend we went to old town Alexandria and took a self-guided walking tour. It was pretty hot out, but the day was beautiful and the tour was pretty fun. Part way through Chris had to return to the car and feed the meter, so we abandoned the tour and just walked around near the waterfront. Among the historic things we saw were Lafayette's house during the Revolutionary War and the old torpedo factory.
Some of the more interesting but not historical things we saw were these parrots and some metal giraffes in someones backyard.




There are tons of restaurants on the main street and on the waterfront, as well as shops and museums to go into. It's a fun (and free) place to visit if you have some time on your hands!

3 comments:

Liz Ketner said...

i'm glad you guys enjoyed the weekend! nice find with the giraffes!

LA-Eileen said...

Sounds like a great time. I love waterfronts. Especially when they have all those great shops, restaurants, and museums. Those giraffes are pretty cool.

jennie said...

that looks really fun! i also am a big fan of the giraffes