This past weekend my mom flew out from California to visit me here in Virginia. Although I had to pick her up from the airport at 6am on a Saturday morning it was absolutely wonderful to have her here. After catching the tail end of a farmer's market we spent Saturday wandering around the historic homes in Old Town Alexandria before heading off to the high school sweethearts house for afternoon tea. Sunday we slept in then headed over to Washington DC to explore the Botanical Gardens and the museum of Natural History. It was so much fun to show her some of the sights and sounds of my city. It also meant that I got a chance to use my latest toy . . . a Canon Rebel XT Digital SLR. So below I post pictures from the weekend. Enjoy!
A crate of pears at the farmer's market in Old Town Alexandria.