Saturday I braved weekend/vacation traffic on I-95 and drove up to Old Town Alexandria.  Back in the day, I lived in Alexandria and my next two books Senseless (January 2011) and Merciless (February 2011) are set in the old port city.  I am always looking for an excuse to drive up to visit the city and see friends.  On this trip, I took an historic walking tour of the waterfront area.  The day was hot, hot, hot but the tour was great!