Friday, April 11, 2008
After a week of welcoming home our Son from his latest overseas tour, we joined our Granddaughter and other Son for Easter week at the Wyndham Old Alexandria Resort. As the name suggests, the Wyndham is located in "Old Alexandria", nestled between the Hilton and the Embassy Suites, and very convenient to the King Street Metro Station. The accommodations, two 1bdrm units, were very well appointed and the Wyndham staff were very helpful and accommodating during our stay.
During the week, we visited D.C. by the Metro and enjoyed restaurants within walking distance of the Wyndham; so we never had to take our vehicle out of the covered parking area provided by the Resort. The cherry trees were just beginning to bloom, along with other flora and fauna; and although the weather was a bit nippy during the morning and evening hours, the weather inbetween was very pleasant.
In D.C.,we were able to see the Magna Carta of 1297, (one of 12 originals) , along with the Constitution, Bill of Rights, the Declaration of Independence, and many other original documents on display. We also toured the Smithsthonian, the art museum, and the Smithsthonian Annex at Dulles Airport.
After we checked out of the Wyndham, we spent a day touring Annapolis and the U.S. Naval Academy, the alma mater of our two Sons, and another day touring the Mount Vernon home of our first President, George Washington.
The Wyndham at Old Alexandria is a great place to stay, when you want to tour D.C. and the surrounding area. They also have an indoor pool and exercise room; and a game room for the young ones.