Tuesday, August 10, 2010
Last week I had a medical appointment in Virginia and my husband and I made a road trip out of it. We stopped to have lunch in a lovely historic old town of Lexington. Being a native New Englander, growing up surrounded by history, I was happily surprised at the amount of old buildings in pristine condition. Everywhere you looked was history! I wish we had more time or I knew better what I was looking at but I managed to grab some photos and being of brick most of the buildings are red!
Here is a bit of info on the town - The entire city of Lexington is listed on the Historic National Registry and can easily be enjoyed on foot, car, or from a carriage ride. The architecture in this picturesque 19th century town has been carefully preserved. With over 40 shops, downtown Lexington is a shopper’s paradise offering gifts, fine art, clothing, shoes, and more.
Located in the Shenandoah Valley just surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, this area is one of my favorite in Virginia. The town is home to Washington and Lee University and Virginia Military Institute. Four generals have been a vital part of the history - George Washington, Robert E. Lee, Thomas Stonewall Jackson and George C. Marshall.