So, back to the DC thing. I had a fabulous time. Not that I didn’t think I would, but there’s always that possibility when you visit someone you’ve met through blogging and have only seen in real life for a total of 24 hours. Melissa and I have been email buddies since Michelle, so I was pretty sure she wasn’t creepy. Or at least not too creepy to visit for the weekend.
The metro in DC is like a cleaner version of the NYC subway, but it smells like pee. Horrible, horrible pee.
After I dropped off my bag at Melissa’s place, we had a celebratory drink and I met her Vizsla, Roo, who likes to sit like a human and took a rather big liking to me and my dirty undergarments.
After our drinks, we walked to dinner to a restaurant called The Heights that was really (and I mean, really) delicious.
We sat at the bar instead of waiting for a table and I ordered a lamb burger that refused to photograph.
But afterwards, I had some frozen yogurt that didn’t mind smiling for the camera.
We walked back home after the frozen yogurt and called it an early night since we knew we’d be running the next morning. That worked out well since Roo gave us a 7:00 am wake-up call.
After our run on Saturday, we walked Roo for about a mile, came back, showered, and then walked another 3 miles to Georgetown for some brunch and shopping. We ate brunch at a place called Scion.
If all the places in DC are as good as The Heights and Scion, then I need to get back there ASAP.
At Scion, I had my first Bellini.
And Melissa had a extremely spicy Bloody Mary. (Check out the awesomely moustached, double-fister behind her. I love him so.much.)
We both ordered the same thing, because I think we are slowly becoming the same person. (An egg white omelet with turkey sausage, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes, and a side of salsa. That included an all-you-can-eat fruit bar where I took up residence.)
Then we walked around for some shopping where I found this saucy little number that I think will really bring out my eyes.
After shopping, we took a cab home to relax for a bit because we knew we’d be walking to dinner and we’d been on our feet all day. What is up with DC having no yellow cabs? They are all gray and look like normal cars. I felt like a hitchhiker out there. The cab that stopped was a Prius. A Prius! DC is getting all sorts of fancy. Orlando only has 1982 Crowne Victorias as cabs. Lame.
Anyway, we rested for about an hour, freshened up (i.e. sprayed on a lot of perfume), and then walked another mile and a half to dinner at LevelOne.
I had the pear, dried cranberry, feta, and candied walnut salad. Then I had them add a grilled chicken breast on top because mama needed some protein.
Those are pears, not slugs. Also, the waiter (who reminded me of a younger Mario Lopez) asked if it was our first time there because we were taking so many pictures. #Busted
After dinner, Melissa thought it necessary for more frozen yogurt.
Mr. Yogato is basically awesome. There were so many things you could do to get discounts on your frozen yogurt, like ordering in a Donald Duck voice or doing the full Michael Jackson Thriller dance.
Seriously, what are some four letter words with three syllables? We could not think of one.
We guessed the word scramble for a 5% discount, but I was fully prepared to order like Donald Duck.
All the tables were kid’s tables with old school games to play. It was just a really fun place.
After yogurt, we hit the town.
We went to a couple different bars and I even met one of Melissa’s cutie-pie co-workers, who looks like a younger Jake Gyllenhaal. I wanted to pinch his cute little 24-year old cheeks. All four of them.
By 2:00am, we were ready to call it a night. We made the 2 mile walk home and along the way we found this gem.
With our 10 mile run that morning and the 8-10 miles we walked all day long, my legs were exhausted. We crashed hard and slept through our big plans to go to brunch the next morning before my flight back to Orlando.
So, that was the end of my awesome weekend and the beginning of my awesome new IRL friendship.