” Do you want to go to the farmers market ” ? she asked.
” Of course” I said – “where are we going” ?
“I will drive” she said.
That means – where ever it is –
it is easier for her to drive than tell me how to get there !!!!!
Today – it sits quietly hidden –
across the highway
from what is known as ” RESTON” town center.
A conglomerate of high rise office buildings – hotels – stores –
Huge parking garages
and what is now the last stop on the Silver Line Metro
( SEVEN MORE STOPS WILL BE COMPLETED BY 2021)
It was one of the first PLANNED COMMUNITY
in the Country –
And it reminds me of the housing
FRANK LYOLD WRIGHT built –
Today – it is listed as a HISTORICAL SIGHT –
the entire town and surroundings
then- 1961 – it was planned as a area where you worked – lived and played !
You buy a “HOUSE ” and along with it –
a retail space on the first floor !
The houses are two to four bedrooms –
the retail space you either lease out –
Or run your own business !
And – in the middle of all this a Lake
and down the street
a 18 hole golf course.
This concept was way beyond it’s time !
The lake also has numerous homes –
all listed in the millions –
with their own docks and for the most part House boats !
I THINK PARTY CENTRAL IS THE MIDDLE IF THE LAKE !
You can rent paddle boats – kayaks – or just walk the miles of trails.
It is hard to believe that when you are at Reston Town Center –
That right across the street this all exists –
as it is surrounded by huge old growth trees –
and you can not see any of it !
Yet – it remains – a testament to a dream of planning –
Today – I share this with you –
it has been years since I have been here.
We almost always go to the CITY OF RESTON –
We catch the Metro there.
But just beyond the trees –
a Historical little village looms –
And on Saturdays –
HUNDREDS OF FARMERS –
They come from Maryland – Penna. and Va. – West Va.
set up their booths
and the quaint becomes bustling –
yet it remains quiet as NO CARS are allowed on it’s streets –
but you can walk – rent a boat or just sit and relax –
Or lean in and kiss the one you love –
AFTER ALL – VIRGINIA IS FOR LOVERS !
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