Thursday, October 1, 2009

Leaving Alexandria

Hi, y'all...

We are loading up to start the trek west after a marvelous two weeks in Virginia.  Rae has kissed Brooke, Leah, and Sarah goodbye this morning and Derrick made our breakfast.  Our plan for today is to drive 25 miles to Lake Fairfax and an RV dump site.  We may stay there for the day if we like it to enjoy a down day before going to Harper's Ferry, WV and driving through Shenandoah National Park to see the fall colors.  Our trip home is not on a schedule.  We would like to drive fewer miles per day than on the way out and if we love a place it would be great to stay a day or two.  We will do our best to hook up to WiFi but it was not always available when we wanted it coming east.

Rae was just the best guide here in the area.  I arrived from Hampton last Friday.  Brooke and Rae picked me up at the depot and we had lunch at the Chart House on the Potomac River in old town Alexandria.  Rae and I went to an Art Fair in Occoquan on Saturday, DC on Sunday (lots of statues, the Museum of the American Indian/Smithsonian, saw the Capitol, Washington Monument and the National Mall.  Monday and Tuesday we returned to DC to see Arlington National Cemetary, the Tomb of the Unknowns with changing of the guard, the Eternal Flame and graves of JFK, RFK and Teddy Kennedy, Mt Vernon (home of George Washington), Jefferson and FDR Memorials, the Iwu Jima Memorial, and Teddy Roosevelt Island.  We spent yesterday again in Old Town Alexandria (old and charming buildings, shops, restaurants).
We have enjoyed being here with Brooke and family so much.  I know it is hard for Rae to leave...

We will share pictures as soon as we can.  More later...bye for now.  Ellen, Rae and Zander

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