Saturday morning we jumped on the metro bright and early to take Will for his inaugural zoo visit. He didn’t entirely appreciate the gustatory appeal of the Open City croissants, (though he did enjoy dismantling them) but he did seem mildly intrigued by the Asian otters– at least until he fell asleep.
1 falafel, 1 Dupont Circle pit stop for Will, 2 coffees, 2 croissants, 2 cupcakes, and 6 hours later we made it back to Rosslyn; and we learned a few things on our day out in D.C.:
1. Amsterdam falafel is still really, really good.
2. When you walk 6 hilly miles and all the way up 2 of the world’s longest escalators with an 18 pound baby strapped to your chest, it doesn’t matter how much junk food you eat along the way. You will still be hungry for dinner at 4:30pm. And you will want pizza-lots of it.
3. Will throws up when he eats grass.
4. When one is rekindling the semi-awkward “haven’t seen you in two years” relationship with the coffee guy at Open City, it’s best not to open with the line “weren’t you getting married when I last saw you?” Look for the ring, damnit! Always look for the ring!
5. We miss D.C.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m loving our digs here in Rosslyn (1 block from the metro! Mariott points! Huge closets! In per diem! Really nice ladies at the front desk!) but walking through our old neighborhood in D.C. Chris and I remembered why we liked it there so much.
P.S. Food trucks! DC finally has them! Vietnamese slow-cooked pork salad with pickled daikon and lemongrass/fish sauce dressing? Yes Please. Next week I’m aiming for Korean. So many trucks! So little time!
P.P.S. Can’t get enough of my “let me tell you everything I think about living overseas” ramblings? Natasha over at La Vie Overseas just ran an interview with yours truly. Guys, she is as lovely in person as she is on her blog, check her out!
P.P.P.S I finally pulled the trigger on not just one but two new lenses for my photography habit. Gigantic white L series telephoto lenses with red rings on them. Just kidding! I’ll post about them when they get here. Until then you’ll know where to find me…hitting refresh on that “track shipment” button on Amazon.