***16th August 13***
School ended really early for Papa Yap, and he planned to bring us all to Occoquan Town for a walk. It was about 20 minutes drive from our place. Occoquan is a historic town that was established in the 18th century along the Occoquan River in Northern Virginia. At that time, people there had relied on the river mainly for transportation and trade. Today, this old yet beautiful town consists of residents, artists, shops, restaurants, and a town boat dock. It is also listed on the National Register of Historic Places and is a Virginia Historic District.
Our first stop was at the Mill house museum. Knowing its our first visit to the town, the lady in charge was very nice to load us with information on the history of Occoquan. After getting our map and brochures, we headed to the river bridge walk before exploring the entire town. I really enjoy looking at beautiful landscapes and buildings. It is a must to have my camera with me for such trip. At least years down the road, there will always be photos to remind us of this beautiful place.
It was a lovely Friday morning there before we continued our day at the Marine Corps Museum. 🙂