|John Handley High School- My alma mater!|
|The GW's Lobby makes you feel like a VIP!|
|Our room had a king bed and a sleeper sofa|
|This indoor pool is a jaw-dropper.|
Another highlight of the hotel is its location on the fringe of the Winchester Old Town area, a place that as a child I remembered as home to McCrory's and Leggett. It is now a bustling area full or restaurants, shops and clubs on a pedestrian mall that provides a night life I wished had been around when I was a young adult!
We headed to Brewbaker's, a place where my brother's bands The Merge and T-51 often play, but we had a drink there. Brewbaker's had an extensive menu and I hope to return there (hopefully when my brother plays there!). We then headed to Picadilly Public House for something to eat.This old building dates from 1900 when it was an old grocery warehouse. Since it was late we got several appetizers off their pub fare menu and were very happy with the food and service. The ambiance of the old building was very welcoming, it felt like a neighborhood place. While not what I would consider a fine dining establishment, Picadilly's was an unpretentious gathering place with good food and many menu choices.
|My brothers and I back in the day-nice hairdo, right?|
|My brothers and I at Mom's birthday celebration- handsome, huh?|
For people in the mid to Northern Virginia area, Winchester is a great place for a weekend getaway even if you don't have family there - in the center of a lot of Revolutionary War historic sites, Civil War battlefields, historic homes and wineries, as well as quick access to the Skyline Drive, and some of the prettiest driving you will ever do. If you go, check out some of my favorite places and let me know yours. Because you can go home.... again, and again, and again.