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Trip Start Jun 03, 2008
72Trip End Aug 12, 2008
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Down the road, we visited Michie's Tavern, an 18th century restored tavern. The complex also offered a mill, tobacco barn, middle class 2 story home, and gift shop all in period. Clarkism: "Kids, did you know that the tea in those days was not loose leaf? It was in bricks shaped like modern day Hershey's chocolate bars." "You would grate tea off the block like Parmesan cheese." Yes, Clark and Ellen now own a brick of tea and Audrey has a dress from the 1700s. Another interesting tidbit of the day was that John Adams, perhaps Jefferson's best friend, died on the same day just a few hours apart..... on the 4th of July!
With eyes set on George Washington's home the next day, the Griswalds made their way towards Mt Vernon, ultimately ending up near Fredricksburg, Virginia
After getting hooked up at Aquia Pines Campground, a journey into the historic district of Alexandria was in order. George Washington designed the layout of Alexandria, now a suburb of Washington, DC. King Street in Alexandria has become a wonderfully restored, hip center of restaurants and shops. The architecture is awesome and absolutely charming. Clark especially, was taken by how appealing the area was as he strolled down the street past restaurants, pubs, fountains, parks and shops. Landing in Tiffany Tavern, we enjoyed pub fare and live music just a few feet away. Rusty and Audry loved the live entertainment and could have stayed there all night. Pop's ice cream parlor was enough incentive to motivate them however, and soon we returned home.