MamaE came into town for the Derecho on June 29th.
We began the weekend on a sweltering Friday evening, where all great DC outings begin – Barack Obama’s house. No seriously, we met outside the White House. Not only were we not invited in for some lemonade, we were made to grapple outside among the sweaty masses. MamaE hopped on my bike for a quick toodle around, and my hand bore witness with snark.
On Saturday we rode Capital Bikeshare bikes around the National Mall, hit up the National Gallery, and had some very fancy ice cream straight from a truck parked on the mall. The National Gallery has a great exhibit up called ‘Elegance and Refinement; The Still-Life Paintings of Willem Van Aelst.’ Up through October 14th, 2012.
This past weekend Z, PapaE, an unnamed fellow foodie friend, and I hit up the ’20th Annual Safeway Barbeque Battle.’ There was a lot of free swag – coffee samples, water bottles, tote bags, egad! But the best part was all of the fantastic barbeque. I had possibly the best brisket sandwich ever from ‘The Tender Rib,’ it had been smoked, sliced, and left to marinate in some sort of heavenly juice. I was hypnotized watching the competitive teams slinging huge slabs of ribs.
There was also a super cool all-girl steel drum band called ‘East of the River.’