Day 63, Sunday, September 16, 2018
In and around Alexandria, Virginia
My last day in D.C. was a relaxing day with friends. In the morning, I went horseback riding with a friend of mine in Silver Springs, Maryland. Alexis rides at a stable there and was able to use two horses for the morning! Mine was a 16.1 hand mare named Rosie. She was very sweet and we had a great trail ride.
Later in the afternoon Alexis, Jason and I went to a place called Vola’s in Alexandria for drinks and appetizers. The day was warm and the outdoor seating was lovely. I had a Whiskey drink and it was soooo good! It was fun just catching up with friends.
On the way home, Jason and I stopped to check out the George Washington Masonic Memorial. It is such an impressive memorial! Construction was started in 1922, and it was dedicated in 1932. However, the interior was not completed until 1970! It is designed to look like the ancient lighthouse of Alexandria in Egypt.
It is such a beautiful building! We were there in the evening, so we didn’t have a chance to go inside, but maybe one day. The interior is supposed to be pretty interesting, with murals and displays honoring George Washington. We did get to walk up the stairs, so at least we got some exercise! It was a nice, relaxing final day in the Washington, D.C. area.