Once the Tour stage finished yesterday, it was time to get out of the house for a couple of hours - we went out for a walk and lunch. Nice lunch, nothing spectacular, but a nice view. The parking lot across the street and the marina are the Old Dominion Boat Club at the foot of King Street in Alexandria. The boat club has been there 130 years. There has been an ongoing debate with the city about drainage and access to the waterfront. After a couple of decades of debate, they have reached an agreement to sell the property to the city, for a nice chunk of cash and a piece of waterfront property 500 feet south of the current location. They clubhouse and docks will be moving. The old parking lot will be incorporated into an adjoining park and the city will fix a drainage problem that causes local flooding when heavy rain and high tide happen at the same time. And the city will be able to open up a wonderful section of waterfront at the end of King Street. When the city wants to buy property the question is not, can they buy it, but how much will they pay for it. 30 years ago a wise man taught me to negotiate not litigate this issue.