Family fun along the Potomac

Alexandria Virginia boats and people next King street and the Torpedo factoryMy family and I love going on little adventures around the Northern Virginia, D.C. & Maryland area. This past weekend we decided to go for a stroll around Old Town Alexandria and even with a 4, 6 and 8 year old in tow it is a pleasant way to spend a day. We don't go to any of the sit down restaurants yet since the kids do not appreciate a meal that costs more than Chik-Fil-A which is fine with us! They do love picnic lunches though so that is what we usually do. Last time, we just got sandwiches from Subway and took them across to the Courthouse Square and sat under the tress by the fountain and let them eat and play while we enjoyed just sitting and relaxing. 


My son doing a hand stand while his sister watches closelyFrom people watching, strolling down the waterfront and interacting with the street performers - there was a magician who made sure to get every child in the audience involved - to the Torpedo factory it was a nice afternoon out.  My wife likes to pop in and out of all the little shops along the way. A lot of people bring kites, balls and blankets to hang out on the grassy area down by water. Next time we may splurge and do the one of the cruises - perhaps the Pirate Cruise - Arrgh!!  So many choices and activities to choose from in the DC. area! 


The kids and I watch as a plane flies above us.We were ready to go home when my wife suggested we make a quick stop at Gravelly Park next to Reagan National Airport to let the kids experience the planes flying right over us before they land. I am always amazed when I see these huge planes fly so close above us with their landing gear down and our kids loved it!


Heading back, we hit Arlington for a quick snack and that ended a mini-adventure for my family. It was a great, active day with new experiences for the young ones and lots of good photos of the place we love to call home! 


More Photos of the dayin Alexandria and Arlington, Virginia:

My 3 kids volunteer to be involved in a magic act next to the Torpedo Factory Art Center.


Alexandria Market Square is registered on the National Historic Landmark


We enter Arlington Virginia from the south next to the Iwo Jima Memorial