Wednesday, November 26, 2014

Inbound journey

Packed up all our business attire...

And the red head with her toys...
Tried to keep smiling...
And made sure to catch the Blue Ridge sunrise on Sunday morning...we made it!

DC Craft Beer Festival

Thanks to social beer drinking media, Barrett and I bought to tickets to a beer festival this weekend. Loving dark, strong beers, I was PUMPED for some seasonal offerings.

There were a few familiar faces, but lots of new ones, too. My favorite beer of the night was Anderson Valley Winter Solstice, but there were a lot of really tasty offerings we enjoyed 2 oz at a time.
Barrett pondered buying a kilt, and I enjoyed some mead. 
Just trying to keep you guessing!

DC protests

Went right by our apartment. Not all 11,000 people shown here.

Saturday, November 22, 2014

Saints Paradise Cafeteria


Our night shift concierge, Debbie, gave us a great recommendation for breakfast this morning: Saints Paradise Cafeteria...where LOVE is the main ingredient!

This was about a 1/2 mile from our apartment and it was a brisk morning walk, but we were not disappointed!
I think Barrett will be back for lunch, as they serve liver in Tues and Thurs! Here is a blog post from someone more eloquent than I. 

http://www.washingtonian.com/blogs/bestbites/hidden-eats/hidden-eats-saints-paradise-cafe.php

Also, we sat next to the Pastors reserved rable, hoping he might show.




Friday, November 21, 2014

Look Both Ways



This dog has adjusted pretty quickly to life in the city, as evidenced here as she patiently waits to cross the street to get home. 

Thursday, November 20, 2014

DC Food Scene

We are enjoying that, to no one's surprise. This is peposo, a hearty stew, this one with lamb, served over polenta that we shared on a cold and rainy evening.

Saturday, November 8, 2014

Our first china night

Ode to Team Mitchell for the idea (and flower holder) and to my granny for gifting me her china many years ago.