I apologize is this post isn’t up to my usual witty standards, but I currently feel like there are a million tiny ninjas in my throat stabbing me with little swords. I woke up with the beginnings of a sore throat on Saturday, but since I was in our nations capital and visiting friends I decided to ignore it. Sunday it was worse, and today I just wanted to cry, so I stayed home from work drinking smoothies and eating popsicles all day. Thankfully I have a very nice boyfriend who took care of me and went and got me smoothies and popsicles . Thanks babe.
Friday after work I picked up the boy from the train station and we began our journey to Washington DC. As I expected we hit the worst of the traffic just trying to get through Philadelphia. I think the bf may be signing me up for anger management after listening to some of the things that came out of my mouth, directed at traffic and other drivers. I tend to curse like a trucker, oops. We made it to Alex’s brothers apartment around 7:15, so I suppose 3 hours and 45 minutes isn’t tooo too bad, although I bet we could have made it in 3 if it wasn’t for traffic. Does anyone else take the expected arrival time on the GPS and see it as time to beat? I get so excited when I gain minutes, haha.
We met up with Alex’s brother and a few of the other guys who were in town for the bachelor party festivities, I apologized for crashing but assured them I would be MIA for the real party on Saturday night. I don’t think I annoyed anyone too much, so hopefully they didn’t mind me being the only girl there. We started out at a sports bar in Judiciary Square for some dinner and drinks, and Caps game watching. All of my friends are huge Caps fans, and since they are not playing the Flyers (yet!) I was somewhat cheering for them. Sadly they lost that game, but their series isn’t over yet. After the game we moved onto Dupont Circle, I think, and a place called The Brickskellar. Um, the beer menu was over ten pages long! I was so intimidated. Luckily the boys were more then willing to offer some suggestions and my first beer was a Schneider Weisse Heffe Weizen.
It was delicious and wheaty. It looks much darker in this picture than it actually was, but it was still a darker beer then I normally choose. I liked it though. Next, I went with a somewhat more boring beer, but still one of my favorites.
Citrusy and wheaty all combined, a winning combination in my book! Check out how intense this menu is.
That’s just one page! Definitely a hit with the boys, and me too! Luckily after two beers, I wasn’t the only one who was getting sleepy, and we all called it a night.
The boys were up bright and early on Saturday to head to brunch and then over to the Nationals game, so I packed up as much of my stuff as I could into the bf’s backpack and made my way to the Washington Monument to meet up with my two friends at their kickball game. I didn’t want to drag my suitcase around all day, so I shoved a few outfits and a pair of shoes into the bag, and went off to conquer the Metro. I have to say, in terms of public transportation the Washington DC Metro is much easier to navigate then the NYC Subway System. I didn’t mess up once, and made it to all of my destinations! It was a dreary and chilly day in DC, but I was excited to see my friends.
They play all their games right on the grass between the Monument and the WWII Memorial. After their games, we stopped off at Potbelly’s for sandwiches before heading to the bar that sponsors their team for a few beers. I had a turkey and swiss sub on wheat bread, and it was delicious.
We only stayed for a few beers at the bar, because we didn’t want to accidentally get too drunk to go out later that night, haha. After a little regrouping, some coffee, and showers, the three of us were ready to head back into DC (they live in Arlington). We were undecided about a place to eat dinner, but wanted it to be somewhat close to the bar we were going to, and when we got off of the Metro in Dupont, The Front Page was right across the street and sounded delightful.
That’s Dani and Adrienne at dinner.
Adrienne and myself. After dinner we went over to The Mad Hatter where we proceeded to dance the night away. I wish I had taken pictures in the bar, there were some cool Alice in Wonderland decorations, but I was too busy shaking my booty and trying not to fall off my 4 inch heels. My calves got a work-out for sure on Saturday night.
Sunday I slept in until 11 am, which is unheard of for me these days, and then I was back to the Metro to navigate my way back to DC and to the bf. We got on the road, and luckily there wasn’t nearly as much traffic on the way home. It was a great weekend, and after spending it between DC and Arlington, I can honestly say I really like it down there, and wouldn’t mind living there someday. So who knows, maybe I will. Ok everyone that’s about as much as I can muster tonight, I’m going to finish my tea and head to bed. Hopefully I am feeling better in the morning and can make it to work. Goodnight ya’ll!
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