1. The Fourth of July in the Capitol City
Spending the fourth of July in Washington was beyond fantastic. If you ever get the chance to visit for the holiday, I’d jump on it. Even though it was rainy and gross out for the majority of the weekend, everyone was in great spirits. Plus, there was just so much to do.
2. The New BensThe new Ben’s Chili Bowl on H Street had it’s grand opening on Wednesday. Ivan got out of work a bit early on Thursday, so we headed down the street to check it out. We’ve been to the original Ben’s a few times, but it’s a bit of a hike for us on the train. So it’s just fantastic to have a new location down the street.
3. Gravelly Point Park
The other day I had a bit of time to kill over in Virginia, so I went back to Gravelly Point Park. It’s right next to Ronald Reagan airport and you can watch the planes take off and land. They go right over your head – it’s pretty entertaining. At least, I think it is. The picture below was taken without zooming in. The planes are incredibly close.
4. An Office at Union Station
I’ve been working from home all summer and as a result, I’ve been getting pretty bored. This past week I’ve taken to walking down to Union Station and working there. There are a ton of restaurants, sandwich shops and coffee shops where I can sit and do my work. They’ve got free wifi so it works perfectly. It’s such a gorgeous place and I’ve been loving using it as my office.
5. Headed to the Big Apple
At 6pm this evening we’ll be boarding a bus to the big city. We’re spending the weekend in NYC and I couldn’t possibly be more excited. It’s our first time visiting, so neither one of us can wait to get there.
Books Read This Week:
1. A School for Unusual Girls (Stranje House #1) by Kathleen Baldwin
2. The Elite (The Selection #2) by Kiera Cass
3. By a Thread (Elemental Assassin #6) by Jennifer Estep
4. Clean Sweep (Innkeeper Chronicles #1) by Illona Andrews
5. Chasing Magic (Downside Ghosts #5) by Stacia Kane