King Street Art Festival (Alexandria, Virginia)

Photo: 10th Annual Art Festival Alexandria. Credit: ArtFestival.com

It is the 10th annual art festival in Alexandria on September 8th and 9th, 2012. Free admission. Times: Saturday 10 AM – 7 PM and Sunday 10 AM – 5 PM.

Come see the city’s main street become an outdoor gallery! Please visit www.artfestival.com for more information. The Torpedo Factory and The Art League will also be part of this great festival.

Sounds so fun. Have you been before?

~Alie

DC is the Word

My apologies for not blogging sooner. We made it to the DC area. The road trip was an adventure and we stopped in Gettysburg, which was amazing and humbling. So many people lost their lives there. We were told just about everywhere you step there once was an injured, dying, or deceased soldier. Our family also went on a walking ghost tour. There are many to choose from and the walks allow you to delve deeper in the history, whether you believe in ghosts or not.

The big adventure once we found a home and became settled was the derecho that hit the DC area. We were without power for five days and also experienced record high heat. It was our welcoming into the neighborhood. Fortunately, we did not have any trees fall on our home or cars. We did have neighbors that experienced this.

Overall, we love it here. I visited the Torpedo Factory. Wow! I am so excited to go to the Art Nights. Be sure to join me here as I will be exploring the city and visiting a lot of galleries and museums. If you have any must see places, please leave a comment. I discovered the Torpedo Factory from a reader’s comment. Thank you!

Photo: Marina outside the Torpedo Factory. Credit: Alie Preusser.