Wednesday, November 18, 2015

Slicing a Day Late!

Today I join my fellow bloggers in "serving up a slice" 
to the Tuesday Slice of Life (SOL) community.
Thanks to Stacey, Tara, Betsy, Dana, BethAnna, Kathleen, and Deb
                    for hosting this meeting place each Tuesday and nurturing our writing lives.

Rains and winds brought power outages to western Washington yesterday (explaining my late slice).   

On Saturday morning our son is driving us through Old Town Alexandria.  We stop by the Farmer's Market and purchase apples, bread, and hand quilted heart ornaments.  We visit the George Washington Masonic Memorial to soak up historical details and enjoy the view of Alexandria atop the hill.  I spot a majestic tree and Blake stops so I can take a picture.  But the best part of the morning was a serendipitous discovery I spied early that morning before the shops were open.  Hooray for Books!  With a name like that, I knew it had to be a children's bookstore.  After our stroll through the Farmer's Market, my son found street parking near the bookstore.  I strolled into this delightful bookstore while he and his dad sat in the car to chat.  Two gifts from them:  they didn't accompany me, and they didn't give me a time limit.  And one gift to myself:  a new poetry book! 


  1. Old Town is one of my favorite places in the Washington area. It's a place I never had the chance to explore ENOUGH while I was in Washington for college. Maybe someday!

  2. Hi Ramona, missed this yesterday! What a find, and gift from your husband & son, too. The book looks good, will look for it! Happy travels!