Friday, August 22, 2014

Visiting Old Town Alexandria - on the town!

Sometime this past spring, I entered my name for a chance to visit Alexandria, VA in what was billed as a "Star Spangled Summer Giveaway". No further thought was given to it until, on my birthday in June, I received an email from Molly Morris of Alexandria's Convention & Visitors Association saying I'd won.
What a great package this was!  It included lodging, restaurant dining, keys to the city's museums, water taxi passes to DC and back, and tickets to George Washington's Mount Vernon - all for a total of four people! I received the package, which was well worth more than $600 in face value, shortly after our July vacation.
Mr. P. and I had been to Alexandria, VA on several occasions, and my Panoply sisters & I have even trekked there for a buying excursion. This time, we shared the trip with one of my Panoply sisters and her husband (who had never been there). In spite of an unexpected medical issue, we made the most of the trip and had a great time. The weather was incredibly picture perfect, with summer breezes and moderate temps - in the middle of August!

Needless to say, we crossed several activities and sites off the list, and I'll likely be sharing some of our experiences in one or two upcoming posts. Sister M & I managed to get some great vintage shopping in on the trip.

Wait till you see what I picked up while in Alexandria!  (Hint:  I participated in an online auction prior to our going, knowing if I won I'd be able to pick up and avoid shipping costs. When my husband asked what I was going to be picking up, I said "pottery".  That reply was so he wouldn't react negatively to the word dishes!) ;) The photo below is another hint.
Can you guess what it is? It was a holy grail haul, all in one fell swoop!  Stay tuned!

Here's a link to the follow up post that gives the answer:  Treasures from the Trip to Alexandria.