Friday, February 24, 2012

Of Georges and Abes

Monday was Presidents Day.  What better place is there to be than in our area to find a fun celebration?  The NY Trupos were still in town, and we found out that there was going to be a Presidents Day Parade in Old Town Alexandria.  We headed over, and it really didn't disappoint. 

It started out with a town crier walking through the streets and announcing the beginning of the parade.  The history buff in me was freaking out!  The whole thing lasted about an hour and a half, complete with presidents, Shriners, clowns, reinactors, Girl Scouts, marching name it, it was in the parade.  Chloe thought it was pretty cool...and she also thought that she was in the parade; several times, I caught her attempting to get down into the street and march. This girl is too much!  

Presidents Day was a good time to be in Old Town, because a lot of the old buildings were open for free tours (including the Carlyle House and Gadsby's Tavern) and the whole place was buzzing with excitement!  There are so many things going on in's worth checking their website often! 

Watching things get started with Uncle Marky. And his mustache too.

Here they come!

We snuck away and watched a clown in Market Square

You've got to have a flag at the Presidents Day Parade!

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