Hi, Everyone! I can hardly believe that this is the last week of August, this summer has flown by so fast! It's been such a busy summer for us, filled with lots of activities and traveling to South America and Europe, all of which made time fly by so quickly! After all the craziness and jet lag of this summer it was so nice to have a relaxing weekend with nowhere to be and nothing to do! We went out to dinner, went to the movies, took naps (which were much needed due to the jet lag!) and spent a great afternoon walking around Alexandria. If you've never been there, it's a really nice place to visit and walk around! It has a really quaint little old town that's filled with cute shopping streets, great restaurants and historic brownstone houses. Alexandria was a major port in the 18th century, and being only a couple of miles away from Mount Vernon where George Washington lived, he spent time there and had a townhouse built there. It's a great place to visit, just a short drive from Washington DC and Mount Vernon, so if you're ever in the area, you should definitely check it out!
There were beautiful flowers everywhere; on window sills, in big flower pots by the beautiful historic townhouses, and hanging in baskets like this.
Standing by one of the historic houses in the old town. I loved how lots of the brownstone houses had brightly colored doors, and flowers or topiaries standing by them.
I loved all the quaint little streets in Alexandria. There were so many cute shops with everything from stationery, jewelry and home decor to lots of delicious looking ice-cream shops, bakeries and even a fish market shop.
A beautiful stationery store. They had the most amazing selection of wrapping paper with the cutest patterns and designs! I absolutely love stationery stores... notebooks, greeting cards, wrapping paper... all my favorite things!
A view of Alexandria City Hall from Market Square.
Another cute shopping street! There were so many different and many international restaurants and cafes along the streets, with little tables and umbrellas outside for outdoor dining and people sitting and enjoying the beautiful sunny weather.
A replica of George Washington's townhouse. He had a home built in this spot in 1769 but it was torn down, and then later rebuilt in the 1960's.
This Brown Butter Bourbon Bread Puddin' has got to be one of THE most delicious things I have ever eaten in my entire life! So soft, sweet and buttery!
I hope you enjoyed this little tour of Alexandria, and that you get to visit too sometime! I can't wait to go back at Christmas time, I'm sure the whole town is beautifully decorated! I hope you all had a great weekend too, and that you enjoy this last week of August!
Thanks for stopping by today!