Monday, June 29, 2009
Tuesday, June 23, 2009
Captain's Row: One of Alexandria's oldest and most picturesque blocks. Many of the Federal houses were built by sea captains or masters of ships at a time when Alexandria rivaled New York & Boston as a port of entry.
This house was owned by Henry "Lighthouse Harry" Lee, father of Robert E Lee, and the man who first said of George Washington "First in war, first in peace, and first in the hearts of his countrymen".
Established in 1774, the Friendship Fire Company was the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855 & now houses historic firefighting equipment & exhibits.
We ended the day stolling along the waterfront & then having a delicious pizza on King St. at O'Connell's Restaurant!
Sunday, June 14, 2009
We weren't sure if we were safe wearing our Mariner gear, but there turned out to be quite a few Mariner fans there!
Sunday, June 7, 2009
Thursday, June 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 2, 2009
Flag planting and wreath laying at the Tomb of the Unknow Soldiers.