I really enjoy living so close to the Nation’s Capitol….there are so many fun things to enjoy. One evening last week, my girlfriend and I rode up to Old Towne Alexandria. (This was supposed to be a “double date” night but both of our hubbies had unexpected plans come up..so it was a girl’s night instead!)
The weather was perfection. The traffic was…well, heavy but nothing unusual. We got a primo parking space – without having to parallel. And I think I had the best pizza ever. I’ve said before I’m a “take it or leave it” gal when it comes to pizza but this was yummy. We ate at Bugsy’s Pizza – apparently owned by a former NHL player. I don’t know a thing about hockey but his restaurant sure is a hit!
After dinner, we headed over to the Torpedo Factory….totally cool place. It actually was once a torpodo factory – back in the early 1920s – and is now art center where local artists of all kinds rent spaces and are working, teaching classes, etc. that you can observe and talk to while they work. I certainly would not describe myself as artsy but the factory is a lot of fun. (Amazing some of the things that will sell for thousands of dollars?!?!)
That evening, inside the factory, there was a concert by the United States Army Band “Pershing’s Own”…..very informal, relaxing and a great music. I was expecting patriotic music but it was classical – and these guys did an awesome job.