1. I took the bus to Old Town Alexandria and wandered around, checked out the Farmer's Market at City Hall Square, and enjoyed listening to a string quartet made up of members of the same family.
2. Next door to Bilbo Baggins is a Japanese restaurant, Momo, and I stopped in for lunch and ate three orders of Nigiri sushi, eel, sweet shrimp, and sweet fried tofu and two spicy Maki rolls, scallops and tuna. It was delicious and I always find the variety and the surprises of eating sushi a lot of fun.
3. I also listened to a father quizzing his, I'd say, five year old
daughter on states and capitals. I silently chuckled as he told her the
capital of W. Virginia was Wheeling and, until his wife corrected him, that
the capital of New York was Buffalo. I wanted to pass him a note,
telling him that Charleston is the capital of W. Virginia, but I figured some day the family would figure it out.