I was invited to Alexandria, Virginia to do a Grocery Shrink presentation for the MOPS group there. And since the hostess also invited my entire family to stay for the week at her house and tour Washinton D.C., we jumped at the chance. It was a fantastic week and I feel so refreshed! While we were out there I was able to visit IKEA for the first time and bring home a trunk full of home organizational furniture and accessories. As soon as my feet hit home soil I started building IKEA furniture, getting rid of stuff and organizing what I've kept. It was long overdue.
Alexandria had a park everywhere you turned around. Laura (the hostess) and I had a great time getting up early and walking on the trails. Flowers and trees were blooming everywhere.
Here are a couple of photos from our trip. I highly recommend that destintation to you. Most of the museums and sites to visit are free. We did pay to see the Spy museum (at least Darren and the 2 older kiddoes went while I did my presentation.) And we paid to go to Mt. Vernon, which was totally worth it.
Historic Homes in Alexandria near the Potomac River