A Weekend in Northern Virginia

Monday, November 04, 2013

Took advantage of a crisp fall weekend to drive down to Virginia. Stopped at Ellicott City and Frederick in Maryland, then Harpers Ferry, West Virginia, on the way. Visted a friend from high school in Winchester, then proceeded south on Skyline Drive through Shenandoah National Park before exiting at the tiny town of Sperryville to have lunch and sketch with Jessie while M. biked.

On the hill, Sperryville, VA

Then it was onward to Old Town Alexandria, where I spent a leisurely Sunday morning with a block of Hahnemuhle Quattro watercolor paper. I strolled down King Street from the Lorien Hotel & Spa to the waterfront, stopping to sketch along the way.

Old Town, Alexandria, VA

The town takes a while to wake up on a Sunday morning, so I had the streets mostly to myself.

Old Town theater, Alexandria, VA

Prince Street, Alexandria, VA

Union and Prince Sts, Alexandria, VA

A highlight of our trip was Wisconsin-style pumpkin frozen custard at Dairy Godmother in Alexandria's Del Ray section. So decadent! On a future visit, will have to stay longer and sketch that neighborhood, too!

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