Tuesday, October 7, 2008

Come with me to the East Coast!

We left Friday morning for a visit to the northeast to visit our daughter who lives in Washington DC. Knowing how much I love quaint, historical old towns, she recommended that we stay in Alexandria, Virginia.
It was the perfect weekend. Let me take you on a quick visit.



We saw lots of old houses



This is Robert E Lee's boyhood home.





The Carlye House



The William Paca House in Annapolis, Md. William Paca was the governor of Maryland 1792-85.


His house had a vegetable garden...




...and a flower garden

Lots of asters here in the northeast.











We saw cute townhouses..






















There is not very much room for gardening in the townhouses but they make up for it with their container gardening.





We saw cobblestone streets...










The colors have not changed yet in this area, but this pretty dogwood tells us it will not be long..



We visited where Washington lived...


(This was a wine tasting on the grounds in the evening)



We saw where Washington went to church...


The cemetery by the church had graves dating back to the late 1700's.



And we saw where Washington ate..


This is the dining room at Gadsby's Tavern.


We saw Great Falls on the Potomac River












We rode a hay wagon and picked pumpkins and apples!

I have never seen pumpkins growing before, so I was amazed! I wanted to find a big one and bring it back, but didn't think that would make the airlines very happy. : )
I did manage to bring back a small white pumpkin and 2 gourds.

The pumpkins were beautiful!








The entire weekend was amazing...
all the history, the beautiful river, the delicious food, the green countryside, picking pumpkins and apples..
Everything was perfect..but the most wonderful part was getting to spend time with our precious daughter!



19 comments:

Aunt Debbi/kurts mom said...

Sounds like a great visit. Your daughter is lovely.

Susie said...

Oh, it looks like you guys had so much fun! The pics were great! That one townhouse with those containers was lovely. Glad you are back home safely. Thanks for letting us tag-along with you to Alexandria. Loved it!!

Meadowview Thymes said...

It was a great visit Debbi. My daughter is a really sweet girl. We are really proud of her!

Hi Susie--glad you enjoyed your trip to the east! :)

tina said...

You make it sound so sweet and it sure looks like fun. Too bad you couldn't bring back a HUGE pumpkin with you. Your daughter looks like she got one!

Meadowview Thymes said...

Tina--my lucky daughter brought back TWO big pumpkins! If I wasn't flying, I would have needed a wheel barrow for what I wanted! :)

JenningsJunk said...

Such a WONDERFUL trip! Love your pictures and comments!!!

Nola @ Alamo North said...

What great photos; they REALLY have spectacular falls up there! I've never seen a real pumpkin patch, either. Glad you got to see your daughter, too.

perennialgardener said...

What a great trip you had to my neck of the woods! It's been years since I've been to Alexandria, but I love those historic homes & cobble streets. Your daughter is very pretty!

Meadowview Thymes said...

JJ--it was a wonderful trip! Glad you enjoyed the pictures.


Nola--I was so impressed by the pumpkins. They were everywhere! And white were growing in with the orange--really neat to see!


pgl--I thought you had probaby been to Alexandria. You are very lucky to live in such a beautiful place. Thanks for the compliment on dd. She is so precious!

misterreereeder said...

I really enjoyed seeing your trip through your pictures and words. It was easy to see how much you enjoyed yourself. Then again, I guess that is the whole point in taking these kind of trips - to enjoy yourself.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Glad you enjoyed the pictures MR. We did enjoy the trip and getting to visit our daughter!

Msrobin said...

Sounds like you had a great trip! I visited Mt. Vernon years ago with my daughter's 8th grade class, and enjoyed it so much. Your daughter is lovely! We travel to see our kids this weekend, for my son and future DIL are having their bridal shower. It will be fun, but the main goal is spending time with our beloved children, as you understand.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi msrobin! Thanks for visiting! Yes, I do understand how special it is to visit with children. It's hard when they live so far away--especially when it requires a plane to get you there! The times we get together are really special!

Darla said...

Hi, I popped on over here from Susie's, digginginthedirt. Enjoyed your post! I love container gardening.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Darla-thanks for stopping by! Glad you liked the post. As you can tell..I love container gardening too!!

marmee said...

oh this looks like the perfect little town to visit and reminisce about the past.
your precious girl looks so happy to have mom around, good for you both.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Marmee--Alexandria is very historical. The perfect town for history and quaintness.
I think my daughter enjoyed our visit as much as we did!

Pam/Digging said...

That looks like a great visit. Beautiful scenery and time with your daughter--perfect.

Meadowview Thymes said...

Hi Pam--you are so right! It was perfect! :)