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Mount Vernon

Mount Vernon

December 8, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

  Mount Vernon, George Washington’s home, is one of Virginia’s most special and historically rich locations. The mansion and grounds provide an in-depth glimpse into George and Martha’s life. The site is located along the banks of the Potomac River, making it ideal to for boaters; dock at Mount Vernon Docks, a quick walk to […]

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

Spooky Old Town Alexandria, Virginia

October 5, 2015 by · Leave a Comment 

In October, Halloween is on our mind, and what could be more fun than listening to spooky ghost stories? The Alexandria’s Ghost and Graveyard Tour is a 33-year-old event that will spook you out in no time as you’re guided by lantern through the beautiful streets of Old Town at night. You’ll be enthralled listening […]

Hearing Voices Along the Shore

Hearing Voices Along the Shore

September 18, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Terry Walton is a writer who has had many seaside adventures. One favorite was dropping off the bow of a Coast Guard cutter onto Shooters Island (this former shipbuilding site now serves as a bird sanctuary, and Walton wanted to photograph herons). Another adventure involved helicoptering out to the Ambrose Light to research an article. In 1975, she explored old wooden ships in their graveyard beyond Staten Island, where “metal fittings and wooden masts had decades ago been stripped and sold for scrap, and over time the tides kept loosening planks and floating them away.”