Colonial American Family LIVE on the streets of Old Town

Laura Scheele, Cecelia Scheele, Gabriel Scheele, Robbie Scheele, Randall Vonderharr, Elena Scheele, Wendy Marencik, Leah Vonderharr and Aaron Vonderharr dressed in colonial attire pose at S. Fairfax and King St./Photo by Laura Plaia

ALEXANDRIA, VA – Thanksgiving came early to the streets of Old Town for a local and not-so-local family dressed in colonial costumes last Saturday.

β€œIt was a fun way for us to celebrate an early Thanksgiving as a family, half of us living in the DC area and the other half in Indianapolis. Our inspiration came from our stay at Duval home near Cameron and Fairfax,” says Robbie Scheele. “We counted 143 photos of George Washington in the house!”

Duvall House is a historic landmark in the heart of Old Town Alexandria and is available for short term rental on Airbnb and HomeAway/VRBO. This apparently made a strong impression on Scheele and his family.

Many onlookers stopped the family to ask for a quick photo as they strolled through the streets. Their presence brought many smiles and wonder at the sight of the family, leaving some to wonder if they had stepped back in time to colonial America.

“Such a fun time, and we’re in love with Old Town Alexandria,” Scheele concluded.

The Scheele, Marencik and Vonderharr families have fun while celebrating an early Thanksgiving / Photo by Robbie Scheele

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