On Saturday, Matt and I were invited to a barbeque at a new friend’s house. They live about a minute away from George Washington’s Mount Vernon, so we decided to rent a car and spend some time at this historic place before going to the party.
We haven’t had a car since moving to the district, so having an excuse to jump in the car and explore the surrounding area was a refreshing change of pace.
The grounds are beautiful. I was instantly taken back to so many fun outings with my family when we lived near Williamsburg, Virginia. There were reenactors, guided tours, and ample space and exhibits to explore on our own.
Learning about all of the tasks and planning that went into running and maintaining a plantation of that size during the 18th century was humbling. We kept half joking about how lazy we are! Some pictures from our afternoon:
I just got my second reel of film back from good ‘ole Walgreens. The thrill of opening the little envelope and seeing images I’d almost forgotten about, hasn’t worn off yet! Some highlights from this reel:
The three day weekend was hot, relaxing, and full of summertime touristy things. It was lovely.
On Saturday we went to the zoo (Which is free. Thanks, DC!) and brunch with our sweet neighbor. It was hot. We we still managed to have a wonderful time looking at a new art installment made of trash found in the ocean and spending time with — my favorites — the elephants.
These are made completely out of items found in the ocean including flip flops, tooth brushes, and toilet seats.
As you know, I’m into food. This outing included a trip to a local favorite: Bar Charley. Since first enjoying the glory that is chicken and waffles at Rosco’s in LA, I can’t resist this truly inspired combo if it’s on a menu. Delicious!
The rest of the weekend included a trip to the Postal Museum, grocery shopping, and whipping up some delicious (and cheap) crab cakes! A post on those coming soon. Have a great week everyone!
Saturday has become quite the productive day for us. It’s always been our cleaning day, but now that we work all week it’s become our cleaning, errand, filming, writing, date day. After a day of getting all of our around-the-house tasks done, we take time for a little date.
We turned the corner, I saw this and could not stop laughing. Just me? Okay. Bar Deco is just down the street from our apartment and one of our favorite spots. They know how to do comfort food, delicious cocktails, and ambiance fit for the finest of hipsters.