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    The Friendship Fire Company was established in 1774, as the first volunteer fire company in Alexandria. The current firehouse was built in 1855, was substantially remodeled in 1871, and was restored by the City of Alexandria in 1992.

    Old Town Alexandria is a revitalized waterfront with cobblestone streets, colonial houses and churches, museums, shops and restaurants.

    Carlyle House was completed in 1753 by British merchant John Carlyle for his bride, Sarah Fairfax of Belvoir, member of one of the most prestigious families in colonial Virginia. Their home quickly became a center of social and political life in Alexandria and gained a foothold in history when British General Braddock made the mansion his headquarters in 1755. Braddock summoned five colonial governors to meet there to plan the early campaigns of the French and Indian War.

    Stabler-Leadbeater Apothecary Museum

    Jerome, Arizona: "America's Most Vertical City" and "Largest Ghost Town in America".

    The Bavarian Chef Restaurant in Madison, VA. Wish they would rent us a room so that we would never have to leave...

    Skyline Drive continues the VA portion of the Blue Ridge Parkway to the north thru Shenandoah National Park. #fallinva

    Calico, California, is an old West mining town that has been around since 1881. During the largest silver strike in California, there were 500 mines that produced over 20 million in silver ore over a 12-year span. When silver lost its value in the mid-1890's, Calico lost its population and became a "ghost town." It's a neat touristy place now, complete with a staged gunfight and some of the neatest little shops I have ever seen.

    Gadsby's Tavern Museum, ca. 1785 tavern and the 1792 City Hotel. Named for Englishman John Gadsby who operated them from 1796 to 1808. The center of political, business, and social life in early Alexandria. The tavern was the setting for dancing assemblies, theatrical and musical performances. George Washington's inaugural ball was held here. Other prominent patrons included John Adams, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, and the Marquis de Lafayette.

    Mt. Hood | Portland | Oregon

    Shopping at Wegmans is essentially a journey through a small, beautifully maintained, self-sustaining city.

    Turn an old map into magnets ... great way to remember the places you've been.