9 November 2009
We are slowly settling into our new place in Ashburn, Virginia. We're renting a three-level townhome. Normally I don't like 3-level homes, but this one has a great floor plan. Since it has a detached garage you enter on the main floor (LR, DR, K). The second floor has the master bedroom and bath plus the laundry and a small office/study area. Then, the top floor has two bedrooms and a bath. We still have room for company, but can mostly just live on the first two floors. Love it!

Ashburn VA (population about 75,000) is located 30 miles west (and a little north) of Washington, DC in Loudoun County, Virginia and there are a number of horse farms in the area. According to some on-line info I found, Loudoun's population is the fastest growing of all counties in the United States. Nonetheless, it has a lovely, manicured, small town sort of feel.

Trivia about Ashburn: It is home to the Washington Redskins football team, the National Crash Analysis Center and the Old Dominion Brewing Company.

We've met some great people already - especially at church. The chapel is only about a mile-and-a-half from us. Plus Bob is only five miles from work (easy commute.)

We're also just a short drive from Dulles Airport in one direction and a large premium outlet mall in another. There's plenty of traffic - but less so in Ashburn itself than in other parts of the area.