1. National Memorial Day Parade
On monday Ivan and I walked down to see the National Memorial Day Parade. I can’t remember ever going to a Memorial Day Parade before, so I thought that I might as well start big. There was quite the crowd and everyone was in such a fantastic mood. The parade featured a lot of different marching bands (even some HS ones I think), floats, troops, & cars with veterans. That was easily my favorite part of the parade – when the Vets would drive by and wave.
2. Dinner on H Street
On Tuesday night we went tried out a new place down the street. We had dinner at this fantastic little Mexican restaurant, SOL Mexican Grill. They actually have 2 restaurants, a sit down place upstairs and then a quick-serve place downstairs. At least, that’s what I gathered. Apparently they have $2 tacos every Tuesday downstairs, so we’re going to check that out next week. We ate in the sit down restaurant this time and everything was fantastic. My favorite was the “elotes locos” – which is street corn. We had it for an appetizer and it was AH-mazing. 3. Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception
On Thursday, I headed down to the Basilica of the National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception. That’s a mouth full, right? Anyways, it’s the largest Catholic Church in the United States and was pretty freaking cool. I’m going to have a full post of it early next week. We’re going to visit the National Cathedral on Sunday, because they charge you admission during the week. I’m pretty excited to check that one out too.
4. Goodwill Hunting
You guys know how much I love Goodwill. Well I went to two different DC area Goodwill’s this week and I struck GOLD at both. I picked up with quite a few pieces. I spent less than $50 and got 3 dresses, a button up shirt, 2 skirts and a lightweight sweater… including this beauty. It still needs to be pressed and dry cleaned, but I only paid $8.99 for it. It retailed for $128. I’ll take it.
5. Back to Cooking
I’ve gotten back into the swing of making dinner. I haven’t really done it since we’ve been in DC – it’s been a lot of takeout and a lot of sandwiches. It’s nice to finally settle into a routine and have a home cooked meal together.
Friday: Running – 1.33 miles | 9,196 steps
Saturday: 25,318 steps
Sunday: 9,770 steps
Monday: 16,259 steps | Elliptical – 20 minutes | Running – 1 mile)
Tuesday: 8,135 steps | Jogging – 1.23 miles
Wednesday: 4,813 steps
Thursday: 10,901 steps