This summer I’ve been looking for some fun stuff to do with the kids. I’m all for going to the pool and forcing the kids to develop those beautiful imaginations of theirs….however, what I really love is checking out this beautiful TriState area of ours. While I imagine we will be here for awhile, I feel like we should live like this could be our last year. So I set off in search of fun things to do and see for little, or no, cost. I discovered The River Farm, in beautiful Alexandria, VA overlooking the Potomac River.
The River Farm is 25 acres of beautiful landscaped area which was once part of George Washington’s estate. It is also the home of the National Horticulture Society. One of the coolest things you can see is a set of White House gates that were first installed in 1819 as part of the repair to the building after the war of 1812. Some of the flowers and shrubbery that surround the house is 100 years old! Can you believe it? As a side note this place is also available for weddings and heaven help me I would get married all over again at this place. Goregousness doesn’t even accurately describe all the hidden and out in the open gems on this property.