Apr 2, 2012

A rarity in my life: a calm Saturday

The last two weekends were surprisingly calm compared to just about every other weekend since August. I'm "only" taking two courses this module and don't have any trips out of town planned until the end of April. There haven't been any sudden out of town family emergencies, so what does that mean? Some quality time enjoying life and not pulling my hair out/driving my husband and myself crazy. We decided to take advantage of the beautiful weather to take a bike ride. In anticipation of bike-riding weather, husband scoured Craig's list last week and we got me a fancy schmancy used bike. Hooray.

We made our way past the Netherlands Carillon with beautiful tulips in bloom and then to the National Mall.

The Mall was packed with visitors for the 100th Cherry Blossom Festival and the Blossom Kite Festival. We took a break from our ride and admired the tons of kites flying around the Washington Monument. 

Giant flower kite at the Kite Festival

On top of the kites, there were musical performances happening. We caught a little bit of this orchestra performing.

For lunch, we rode to Penn Quarter for some lobster rolls at Luke's Lobster. Husband and I shared the Noah's Ark which includes two half shrimp rolls, two half lobster rolls, two half crab rolls, two bags of chips and two sodas. Yes, we are pigglies. 

Luke's Lobster in Penn Quarter
Half crab, shrimp and lobster rolls

Now, time for some homemade Thai iced tea and Portugal planning!

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