I don't know about you, but I've been absolutely swamped at my day job lately. We're talking once every El Niño or even once in the cycle of the cicadas type of swamped. Don't get me wrong, I'm not complaining about this, because I'm one of the lucky ones who sort of loves their job, but I am incredibly busy nonetheless. But as much as I love my job, I really can't wait to get back to working on projects that I can share with you and show you real, tangible, and actual progress on things.

Speaking of our blog, Wendy and I would love it and would be hugely appreciative if you would vote for us as part of Washington City Paper's "Best of DC" Best Local Blog/Blogger. You don't need to be a local to vote, you just need an email address (and I haven't even gotten spam from them). All you need to do is to click on the "Vote Old Town Home" link here or in the banner below. A huge thank you for your consideration on this. 

Okay, back to our weekend plans. Lucky for me, we have a long weekend coming up due to the President's Day holiday. I'm going to go out on a limb and guess that our country is the only one that celebrates this holiday. I may be spending much of the weekend on my day job project, but at least I can do it all from home and I still expect to get caught back up on some of our house projects. Can you say "storm windows?" I can...finally!

But one other reason we're lucky this weekend is because we live in George Washington's home town, and nowhere in the rest of the United States can you find a larger parade celebrating the birthday of George Washington (and Honest Abe) than in Old Town Alexandria. I cannot tell a lie, I look forward to this parade every year.

I mean, where else can you see Colonial soldiers, actual military, Kena Shriners driving their little cars, Stormtroopers from the fighting 501st...

...and even alpacas all marching together? (You know how we love a good Old Town llama.)

For us, we get to see this just a few blocks from our house. Not too shabby.

Even Civil War re-enactors trail a very authentic Honest Abe as he walks the streets of Old Town.

So here's the weekend plan:

  1. Do some required work at my day job (booo).
  2. Work on house projects for as long I can, including the storm windows.
  3. Celebrate George Washington's birthday with a day out of the office, a grand parade, and maybe a little bit of fun.

Sound good? Did I leave anything out? What sort of things are you going to working on this weekend?

Check back Monday as we'll have updates from the parade route. And if you're looking for something fun to do on Monday and are in the Alexandria, VA area, we hope you'll make a stop in Old Town and join us for the George Washington birthday parade.

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2/17/2012 at 1:04 PM
What fun! Our town has an annual parade, and I kinda sorta forgot about it this year (it was two weekends ago). Whooops.

PS. I voted for ya guys!
Wendy
2/17/2012
Cool! Is there a theme to your town's parade?

And thanks for voting for us! :-) Have a great weekend Ashley.
Sarah
2/18/2012 at 11:00 PM
I've never actually seen the George Washington's birthday parade in Old Town, but I used to hear it every year going by my window (when I lived on Prince Street) and OH MY GOODNESS there were a whole lot of bagpipes. Way too many for that hour of the day. ;)
2/19/2012 at 11:34 PM
Hi there!
I love your blog. And I'd love to feature you on my blog, as well as a syndicated video segment that I produce. My email is [email protected] I'm an Old Towner too.
Hope to hear from you soon!
Scott
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