Tuesday, October 09, 2007

Columbus Day Weekend

Saturday, October 6, 2007:

After watching the screening for New Year Baby, a beautifully candid and emotional documentary about Socheata Poeuv's family (http://www.newyearbaby.net/) at the Freer Gallery in Washington for the DC APA Film Festival, I joined up with the Tull's for dinner.

Hoping to eat at Union Jack's, we headed over to the restaurant, but there were no seats available with 3 private parties hogging up the tables. We even tried to finagle our way in by answering some Philly-related questions, but the host just couldn't seat us. So we headed over to Rock Bottom instead.

Shirley Temples and tasting chocolate stout. I thought it tasted a bit like coffee.

Afterwards, we headed over to Gifford's for ice cream where, not surprisingly, there was a long line, although this was the longest I've seen it, going past the front doors. Yummy - Swiss Chocolate Cookies & Cream - using Oreos, not just cookies.

Sunday, October 7th 2007:

Off to the Mall to see the monuments and memorials...it had to be in the 90's again?!

Construction gals on break - they're building homes for the solar decathlon (http://www.solardecathlon.org/)

Much-needed 30 SPF sunscreen for $2.50 per wipe

Listings at the Vietnam Memorial

Taking advantage of what shade we could find.

One of many vibrantly yellow carts lining the Mall. Ice cream, Pepsi and Gatorade.

At the Smithsonian Castle and entering the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden

Finally, some air-conditioned environment to cool off in - the National Air and Space Museum

Some pretty pricey fast food. We opted for some "healthier" munchies on the second floor - tuna sandwiches and chicken gyros.

Astronauts' diapers

Brian pointing at Uranus. Pluto's demotion.

Contribution by the Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Lab

Seats go that far up the nose?

At the Bethesda Metro stop

Dinner at Cafe Deluxe before picking up some chocolate chip ice cream from Häagen-Dazs and watching Knocked Up

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