Monday, August 27, 2012

A Ghostly Date Night (Sight Seeing Part 3)

Haha. Okay, not really. However Greg and I DID have a date night and it DID involve a Ghost Tour :)

After much interviewing we finally have a babysitter for the boys! So Saturday was a much needed date night for us! Yay! Was trying to think of something different to do.

An ad for a ghost tour in Old Town Alexandria caught my eye.



We decided to gobble up some sushi then do Alexandria's Original Ghost & Graveyard Tour. It was a very rainy day... in between dinner & the tour it poured down rain (so glad we grabbed the umbrella!). So we grabbed some coffee while we waited. Then the rain let up and it didn't rain for the whole tour. The tour was an hour long six block walking tour with a lantern carrying guide.

We didn't bother to take the camera with it being rainy and nighttime. But I'll try to find some pics online and link back to the locations we stopped at, we really enjoyed it! I would say it was about 85% History and 15% mystery/ghost.

First we started at the Ramsay House Visitor's Center, which was closed already for the evening so we sat on the porch out of the rain.



Then we went around the corner to Candi's Candies where we heard our first story about love that survived the Civil War that turns into a ghost story! This story has been featured on the Travel Channel!

The Carlyle House was a stop along the way!

House

Then we ended in the graveyard of the Old Presbyterian Meeting House (that held the memorial services for George Washington!)



Very neat! Made for a fun date night for us! Great way to see & learn more about the area as well! Now we want to go on more tours ;)

2 comments:

Aunt J said...

YEAH for date night! I'm so glad that you found a sitter for the boys and you and Greg were able to go out on your own. What an interesting tour! Thanks for the links and photos.

Bethany said...

That sounds fun! I love seeing things like that. Glad you got a night out!!