Hubby and I are fortunate enough to live in
. A state crawling with history. So for our FNDN this week, we decided to take advantage of it and go on a FREE walking tour of Virginia Lexington, Virginia.
There were some really interesting facts that we learned. The streets, for instance, used to be about 10 feet higher. In an attempt to make the hills more even, the civilians embarked on a 10 year project to lower and straiten the city streets.
The balconies you see were the original front doors; even
with the street at the time.
Pretty amazing huh?
Sometimes I forget how old
is. Our town was Virginia
settled in 1777. Check out this building. Built in 1789! Since
Hubby was born in
Germany he is always talking about how
is old. This is pretty old to me! America
We really lucked out on the weather too. A light jacket did
the trick for Sweet B and I. Fall is definitely here, and I am
We stopped by Stonewall Jackson’s grave.
After he was buried, they decided to make a monument for him in the same cemetery.
Just like a true southerner, he is facing his beloved south;
his back to the North. Every statue of him faces South.
bricks. The original parts of town still Lexington
have them. Either in the bulls eye or star shape.
It's all over the city. Even on garbage cans!
I LOVE the beautiful fall leaves here. Growing up, I didn't
really have this. At least not on this scale.
They are gorgeous!
The tour we went on was lead by a local woman and started
at the local visitors center. There were some other tourists
in our group as well. Complete with fanny packs and all.
On a different FNDN, Hubby and I drove around looking for
inspiration for our dream home. We thought this was cute
too. You can check out that date HERE.
One day we will do this. Take a carriage ride through town.
At the moment, our pitiful budget won't allow it.
Walking is better for you anyway though, right?
This building was originally a school for girls. The founder
said at the time that no male would ever enter this
It is now a fraternity. HA!
Sweet B had fun for the most part. At times she was bored with the history part of the tour. No worries though. She found ways to entertain herself.
On the Washington and Lee campus, there is the famous and beautiful Lee chapel.
Hubby and I went to a lecture here once before we were married!
Who knew that we would come back a couple years later with a baby of our own?
Being on a tight (or non-existent) budget forces you to be creative and do some digging. I am so grateful for it though.
Going to dinner and a movie seems so lame after some of our free and fantastic dates.
So go dig in your own neighborhood. You would be surprised how many free activities cities sponsor and how many activities don't cost a dime. Let me know what you find. I would love to know!
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