We boarded the Metro to Arlington. We had seen the stop along the route to the hotel, but I didn't realize until reading the night before that it pretty much dropped off for the cemetery that was just across the street. A short walk from the Metro was easier than taking the car and paying for parking. We walked a short distance into the cemetery, to just past the Kennedy graves. The kids were not very excited about walking further, and I just wanted them to experience the enormity of the cemetery and appreciate those who served our country to protect us.
After getting back to the hotel we looked over our lists of things we wanted to do. The one that stood out was that Chad and I wanted to go to a cupcake shop. There was one in Georgetown, where we hadn't visited. But it was also quite a distance from the hotel. Instead we found one closer in Alexandria. There was also an ice cream place that was owned by a Wisconsinite, The Dairy Godmother. Chad mapped out the route and we headed to both. The ice cream shop was nice. I had a lemon and lavender sorbet, very unusual, but good. Kevin had a special seat at the table we sat at.
We then headed to the Old Towne area of Alexandria. Looked like a good area to explore, but the kids were done in, so Chad and I grabbed cupcakes at Lavender Moon Cupcakery quickly. Mine was an Irish Cream, and Chad had a carrot cake with cardamom. The cake parts were very moist and the frosting rich and thick, a special treat. With just a drive through to take a look at the area, we headed back to the hotel to wait for dinner.