Weekend on Capitol Hill

This was the first time we’ve spent much time in the Capitol Hill area of DC… Son’s new home is about 10 blocks from the capitol, and our Airbnb rooms were closer yet.   Herb salad For dinner Friday night, we chose Belga Cafe… good choice! To accompany my Corsendonk Brown Ale, I had the herb…

Flight of the Conchords

  Flight of the Conchords Wow. Just wow. Those guys are SO good, and SO much fun! When I found out that FoTC were touring the US this spring, and that they were doing a show in DC the day after Easter, when we were going to be there visiting anyway, I was pretty excited!…

Easter Sunday in DC

We decided on Saturday evening to not try to get everyone up and going in time for 8:00 church Sunday, but rather to wait till the 4:00 Evensong service, which sounded kind of like something different anyway. So we planned instead to have a little earlier brunch with one of Alex's former roommates and his…

Saturday in DC

We got a good start Saturday morning, got out the door by 6:30, stopped for our coffees at 7:00 in Cranberry, and headed out the turnpike with our new friend Lori (the TomTom One) guiding us. Of course, we already knew where we were going, but she's new, and we just wanted to put her…

Thai for lunch

Before going grocery shopping in Tenleytown, Alex and I wanted some lunch. He suggested a sushi place on Wisconsin, but when we got there we found they were closed for remodeling, so we decided instead to go to Neisha Thai. We had been there once before, for dinner, and had enjoyed it. Here, I'm having…

How ’bout that?

There was a check for $10 in my mail yesterday, from the Washington Metropolitan Area Transit Authority! That almost (but not really) makes up for their denying our WBE (Women Business Enterprise) certification last year. Who needs it anyway? We've already produced precast stairs for at least a dozen projects for them without having their piece…

Act boldly.

We picked Alex up at 7:15 to head over to the National Cathedral for 8:00 Easter Sunday service. You want to see impressive and awe-inspiring! Flowers galore, banners, trumpets, choirs, you name it.   Here are some interesting facts about the cathedral… for example, that it was completed in 1990 after a construction period of…