Washington DC Tour (Alexandria, VA)

The final stop of the Washington DC Tour was a day trip to Alexandria, VA. This was one of the places I wanted to visit the last time I was here, but never had an opportunity, until now!

The highlight of the entire visit was the Torpedo Factory Art Center near the Waterfront. This was an artist’s dream come true with tons of galleries and studios to explore and the art ranged from painting, sculpture, drawing, photography, jewelry, and anything else creative!

While browsing through all the exhibits, it made me want to create a painting with one of the local artists and exchange some ideas! If I lived in Alexandria, I would definitely have a studio at that place so people could experience my art as well!

Other stops included tours of the Carlyle House built by Scottish merchant John Carlyle in 1751, and the Gadsby Tavern where George Washington ate meals and celebrated his birthdays, and Thomas Jefferson had a banquet for his inauguration.

What made this day trip the best was seeing all the historic colonial style buildings because it made me feel like I was back in 1600’s – 1700’s and I can imagine living in one of those buildings with an office in the style of a colonial library for Kevin’s Cards. To end my trip, the final stop was a quick glance of the George Washington Masonic Memorial.

As this tour comes to an end, I have to say that this was one of the best trips I’ve taken in 2019 because I got an opportunity to see more places than I did last year, even if I had to deal with a snow storm in the beginning, but seeing Washington DC in the winter made it even more special!

I can’t wait to see where my next destination will take me!