Saturday evening I went to a fabulous dinner with 6x6 and her parents at Sea Catch on the Canal in Georgetown. It was quite the fancy and delicious. I mean, can you go wrong with scallops and risotto? No, I really don't think you can. And then we hit up Baked and Wired, the best bakery in DC. I got a Texas Chocolate Cupcake, which is (to from their website)
Texas SheetcakeOn Sunday I got up at early'o'clock (i.e. 7:45am), and ran to meet my track team at Fletcher's Boat House on the Potomac to go kayaking. Fun! Kayak rentals are $10 per hour, which is just about exactly the right amount of time for our distance running arms. I always forget how beautiful DC can be! Just 3 miles outside of Georgetown and it's gorgeous. Being the annoying person I am, I was sure to get Just Around the River Bend stuck in everyone's heads (and now yours - you're welcome)!
Chocolate cake with a hint of cinnamon. While the cake is still warm we slather
it with chocolate-pecan frosting that oozes into the cake to make a praline-like
AKA - YUM!
In the evening we grilled on the roof (Photoman manned the grill - let me tell you, the guy has more skills than just taking pictures my friends!). A little after 8 we migrated down to the Mall to see the fireworks. It was spectacular! They were so sparkley! The past two summers I've seen the fireworks from a distance (the far end of the mall and a rooftop), and thus was less than impressed. But when you're on the Washington Monument lawn, overlooking the Lincoln Memorial listening to the Navy Band playing in the background with a bajillion other people and the fireworks are exploding right above your head - oh man, that's pretty epically awesome. Happy Birthday America!