Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Day Trip from D.C.

Mount Vernon, George Washington's house, is less than an hour's drive from D.C. and a pretty way to get out of the city.

The gardens are also quite pretty, although a few weeks earlier the flowers would have been a little more lively.

If you go in the springtime you'll get to see the farm animals out and about. This includes a pair of talkative lambs, who were racing each other along the fence.

After visiting Mount Vernon, it's a half-hour drive to Old Town Alexandria, which is one of my favorite spots — King Street is lined with shops and restaurants, and there's a nice view of the water.

Restaurant Eve has a lunchtime bar menu, and you get to pick any two items for $13.50. I had a great salad with blue cheese and golden raisins and a sandwich of pork and piquillo peppers. Another delicious item included this little birthday cake, which is just about a million times cuter than any cupcake I've ever seen.

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