Scenes from Alexandria, Virginia from early yesterday afternoon. It was a beautiful spring day, although the Potomac along this stretch was still and silent excepting for the ducks. Mai Thai, especially along its park and water-facing tables on its second floor, was a great place for lunch. Excellent meal. Walked back to the Metro afterwards, and headed back to Catholic University for the remainder of the Humanae Vitae symposium, mass with Cardinal Weurl at the Basilica, then an Acela to Philadelphia.