I’m starting to sound like a broken record here, but good weather! Springtime! Weekending! Outsidey activities!!!
I kicked off the weekend with a Friday night baseball game, which was super-fun until the Nats lost in the worst way at the very end. Oooh well. It looked and smelled and sounded like baseball (bright green and reddish brown, bar-b-q smoke and hot dogs, thousands of people talking with the announcer calmly announcing in the background), which was enough for me!
I woke up Saturday morning with no plans other than 8 am yoga, and of course ended up doing and doing and doing things all day. All good things though! Good outsidey things, that is – as all the good things are this time of year.
What we're the things? Everything and nothing per usual – I pretty much drifted from place to place and sat outside. First at Union Market, then in a friend's backyard, then to switch things up I threw in a bike ride for some actual activity, which resulted in some mid-ride sitting in the sun at Yard's Park. But we did ride a decent ways: around the National Arboretum twice, past RFK stadium, down to the Navy Yard, then back home for a sun burning leisurely 16-ish miles.
On Sunday, in celebration of springtime and Nikki’s birthday, I went for my first hike of the year in Shenandoah. Six of us, plus our four-footed mascot, hiked Elizabeth's Furnace to Buzzard Rock to Signal Knob.
It was one of our friend's first hike ever! Seriously, guys, how is that even possible? I’m happy to report that he had fun.
It was a glorious way for me to spend any Sunday, and for Nikki to spend the last day of her 25th year! (Happy Birthday Nikki!!!)