I have to say that I love the Old Town Alexandria area though for the great architecture, brick streets, and general neighborhoodlyness. I say this as someone who lives 10 miles at least from the nearest grocery store and moderately appropriate coffee shop. The neighbors of my neighbors walk on four legs and eye me dis- trustingly when I head out in my leather shoes. Good news....little traffic most days (unless someone loses a load of those giant hay bales)...bad news...no neighborhood vibe.
So one of the projects I plan on tackling in between travel in the next two months is the creation of a front porch bench. Hopefully this will allow me to get to know the phantom people behind their doors on my street. Here is the front of my little abode:
|The "glamour"shots before I bought my house. These come in handy for the Before pics!|
She and I can sit out there and just chill hopefully getting to meet the surrounding neighbors. If not, well until I get the back patio built with appropriate shade/rain coverage, this might just be our go-to area when the weather is not so nice. Well, as long as the weather does not look like this:
|Yep, that is Texas in March 2010 right after I moved in...|