Maggie’s in town! — Today, Alexandria Shops and Ghost Walk

Posted by barb on Jul 13, 2003 in Around DC |

Maggie flew in today from Georgia. After stopping at home for lunch and to drop off her luggage, we headed down to Alexandria. We each found a few used books, but for the most part we were all just window shopping. We had dinner at the Thai restaurant across from the Market Square — this was where Andrew and I ate the first time I was in Alexandria.

After dinner, we took the Alexandria Ghosts & Graveyard Tour. There were actually two “ghost” walks leaving form the same location — one was led by a member of the parapsychology department of the University of Virginia, and would tell about how to spot a ghost, how to photograph and record a ghost, etc. The other tour, the one we took, was a telling of the folklore that had collected between the revolution and civil wars. Our guide was in costume, and led us by lantern light (though it wasn’t actually dark enough out for us to need a lantern). She was a fairly animated story teller, though at times it grated on my nerves a bit. All in all, though, I quite enjoyed the tour we took, though I think it would be interesting some other time to take the other one, too.

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