A Spring Weekend in Vienna

The 34th State Senate district may look comparatively small on a map.  But it’s got a lot of great neighborhoods and localities.

This weekend I spent most my time in Vienna, which is a small town (approx. 14,000 citizens) just north of Rte. 66 with a lot of history and community identity.  I knocked on every door there last summer

This morning Vienna Elementary School had its annual 5K race.  It’s become a staple for local electeds as it occurs late in the spring, just before the Town Council elections. 

The route is simple — straight out Cottage Street a residential street stretching between Maple Avenue (Rte 123) and Cedar Avenue.  Sounds easy but there are a lot of rolling hills on the way out — and just as many on the way back.

It was my first 5K this year and I finished in 23:16, which is not great but not bad either.

Afterwards, I joined Delegate Steve Shannon and “Amy’s Army” in Miller Heights (which is a couple miles south in Oakton) for the second annual Walk Against Breast Cancer.  My son Thomas distinguished himself by walking the entire mile route while pushing an empty stroller.  He’s three.

Finally, this afternoon, the historic Windover Heights Neighborhood was the site of the Walk on Ayr Hill.  A number of beautiful houses in the northwest section of the Town are open for visitors to see.   The walkabout was sponsored by Historic Vienna, Inc. and the Ayr Hill Garden Club. 

This summer you can see the Band play at the Town Green in Vienna, which is a great stopping place along the historic W&OD trail. 

If you’re in northern Virginia, come and see the Town of Vienna.

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