I had sort of been to Alexandria a couple of times before. Once just passing through on our way from the airport to a location in Southern Maryland. I remember looking out the window of the car and thinking to myself, “this looks like kind of a cool place, I’ll have to come check it out someday.” The other time was with some associates from work. We were staying in a hotel in Arlington. One of them knew of a good restaurant to eat at, so we hopped in a cab and rode to Alexandria. We ate. poked around a little bit, and then went back to the hotel.
This time I went to Alexandria to attend a conference and help as a subject matter expert on a specific subject being discussed.
I stayed at the Hilton, right across the street from the King Street Metro Station. I had a spectacular view from my window. The conference was at another hotel, a few blocks away. I enjoyed the short walk every day. In the evenings I walked to Old Town and enjoyed the sights and the aromas.over 5 years ago