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 bands...you 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 Alexandria...it'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!|