Hellloooooo everyone! I hope you had a great weekend! Mine was fabulous but I can’t believe it’s over already! Sheesh this summer is flying by. I think I already have plans for every weekend until the end of August! Where is the time going??
Anyway, this weekend was a blast! It started bright and early on Saturday as I drove Fabio to Union Station so he could catch a bus to NY. One of his good friends was having a house-warming party at his new apartment, so Fabs used the opportunity to have a boys weekend. Count me out! Haha.
As always, the scenery on the way to Union Station was beautiful.
Anyway, after dropping him off I had about an hour to kill before I headed over to brunch with some girlfriends. I used the extra time to attempt curling my hair with my straightener. Sometimes this works well, but other times I wind up having to wash my hair quickly in the tub if it turns out awkward. This time it was a success!
After curling my hair and getting ready, I met the rest of the Arlington crew so we could share a cab over to H Street.
The place we went for brunch was called the Argonaut and in addition to their amazingly delicious brunch entrees, they serve bottomless mimosas for $9 until around 3 or 3:30 p.m. (I forget which). Since we arrived around noon, we took full advantage of the brunch drink special
And although I didn’t capture a photo of the whole group, there were about 15 of us total. We had the poor waiter running around constantly refilling our drinks. I’m sure we were a pain, but he was a really nice guy and we made sure to tip well!
In addition to the bottomless mimosas, I ordered eggs benedict with breakfast potatoes and bacon. It was SO GOOD. Sorry I didn’t break out the camera to take a pic; sometimes you just gotta live in the moment and enjoy your time with friends.
After brunch a few of us continued our exploration of H Street (which, although is “up-and-coming” is still kind of sketchy so go with a group!) and wandered into a German Beer Garden. At this point it was clear it was going to be an all-day drink fest. Bring on the beer.
Upon walking into the “garden” I was pleasantly surprised by the atmosphere. I don’t know what I expected from a beer garden, but we had a lovely table on the roof and were surrounded by plenty of trees adorned with little white Christmas lights. It was really nice!
Here’s a crooked picture that I snapped while walking up the stairs to our table. I tried not to be creepy but wanted to document what the place looked like…
Once we were seated, we all ordered different types of beer. I have no clue what I ordered since it was in German, but our waiter assured me it was a nice light, fruity beer. Perfect.
Eventually I looked at my watch and realized it was after 6 p.m. Where did the day go?? I finished my beer, shared a cab with a new-to-me friend named Natalie, and headed home to walk Jack and pass out on the bed. It was a fun day, but I was pooped!
Sunday was a lot more relaxing and I spent the day hanging around the house. At one point I went for a run with Jack to the dog park (I had to work off all the calories from the day before) and he found himself a comfy spot in a ditch.
I regretfully realized it would be our last time at the dog park until Spring 2013. So sad
Then we ran home and I did some baking (recipe to come tomorrow!)
And then soon it was time to pick up Fabio from Union Station again. Afterwords we went to dinner with my dad, stepmom, sister, and grandparents. We chose the Outback Steakhouse in Annapolis as our venue and after filling up on bread and bloomin’ onion, I was barely able to eat my entree of a 6 oz. steak with veggies and a baked potato. Hooray for leftovers!
I can’t remember the last time I ate/drank so much in a weekend. Maybe Memorial Day? Ugh. I need to work out extra this week to make up for it. It was so much fun though, and totally worth it to spend such quality time with my friends
After we got home there was a lot of lounging/crappy TV watching and we got to sleep pretty early. We were all exhausted!
Anyway, what did you guys do this weekend? Any crazy all-day drinking extravaganzas like mine? Although I had a lot of fun this weekend, I’m looking forward to getting back on track this week with my healthy habits. Phew!