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I loved, loved the architecture in Old Town Alexandria, Virginia. You can tell that the residents have such pride in their township, the streets are swept, plant boxes everywhere and all the houses are in lovely condition. Tourists were everywhere, which I’m sure feeds the virtuous economic cycle; they come, spend their money in restaurants, museums, shops and guided historic tours which fuels the capabilities of upkeep which therein supplies tourists curiosity and so on and so forth.

We had the opportunity to eat at two wonderful French restaurants; La Bergerie and Le Refuge. My husband and I had a romantic tete a tete at La Bergerie; the service was professional, the food was delicious and the decor was perfect for a romantic dinner. Le Refuge was the next restaurant and I personally loved it because it reminded me of a typical French Bistro with comforting hearty food, family style portions of simple French classics such as Coq au Vin, escargots, and Sole a la Meuniere. Moreover we were joined by a wonderful couple and the conversation was organic with none of the awkwardness that sometimes creeps up when you don’t know each other, here it flowed freely and easily.  Great food and great conversation, dinner doesn’t get better than that!