Sunday, November 30, 2014


Not really like the movie, though we witnessed several Salvation Army ringers who brought microphones and were convincing everyone to sing Frozen tunes! It was a successful fundraising approach.
We didn't skate, but we were there. Tree was still under construction, but was very impressive.
We enjoyed Union Station and K tied a ribbon on the holiday memorial. I shopped for the perfect hat, but it eluded me. The Titans beanie will just have to do a while longer! :)

Saturday, November 29, 2014

Exciting first night in NYC

Barrett (and Bob) had a scrumptious burger at Scarlotta, it had chunks of brisket in it!!

We went to see the Rockettes and Santa at the Radio City Music Hall Christmas Spectacular. Super awesome!!

And Bob captured us on the big screen in Timea Square, that's Barrett waving next to the "t" in tkts 

Friday, November 28, 2014

Thanksgiving Drive

We had a great Drive through MD-DE-PA-NJ-NY to get us here for a long weekend. 

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.

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. 

Thursday, November 6, 2014

I get by with a little help from my friends...

There were friends...

There was beer...

There was a sad dog when we left... 
(pictures from Denise and Christina, thanks!)