Hi, readers. I meant to post a short entry on Friday saying that I’d be busy over the weekend and wouldn’t be able to write, but Friday was pretty busy, too. So, here I am now to tell you about the weekend.
I know I promised to write about other things besides daily occurrences, but I simply must talk about this weekend. It was perfect and there is a lot to tell.
So on Friday afternoon around 4:45 Eddie got here. I picked him up at the station and we checked into our hotel room. There he opened his Valentine’s Day gift (2 Hollister shirts and a bottle of cologne) and then we freshened up and went to visit Kaylee (my roommate) at my dorm. Eddie and Kaylee had never met, so we hung out in my dorm for a little while, then headed out to dinner. We went to a great burger place on Penn Ave. called Burger Tap and Shake (BTS) which features amazing burgers and delicious milkshakes in all different flavors. I got a basic burger and a cookies and cream milkshake, while Ed got some fancy burger with toppings and a BTS shake (complete with Twix and other crunchy chocolate candy in the mix). After dinner we picked up some snacks at CVS and chilled in the room for a while. We went out again later and walked to the Lincoln Memorial for a late night visit. After taking in the view for a little while, we returned to our room, got sufficiently drunk, and passed out. It was a successful first night, if you ask me.
Saturday was absolutely perfect. We dragged our asses out of bed in the late morning, showered, and grabbed breakfast at none other than Carvings, the go-to deli in my dorm building. After breakfast we went back to the room for a quick nap (of course), then headed out for an absolutely gorgeous day in the city. The weather could not have been more perfect–it actually felt like summer. The sun was shining, it was warm as could be–we actually felt ourselves getting too warm! We ventured down Penn to the Capitol building, stopping for sightseeing throughout, then took the Metro over to the Jefferson Memorial. The sun beat down on us as we dangled our feet over the Potomac River and watched the ducks swim happily below us. All the walking was worth it for such a beautiful view, even more beautiful weather, and lots of laughs along the way.
We left Jefferson after a little while and went back to the hotel room, where we changed and got ready for dinner. We then walked half way and bussed halfway to Georgetown, where we eventually got a table at Clyde’s, an awesome American cuisine restaurant. We started out with a plate of warm pita and delicious hummus, and then Ed got a burger and I got a pastrami sandwich on marble pumpernickel bread with fries. The meal was delicious, but the night was far from over! After Clyde’s I really wanted to take Eddie to one of Georgetown’s famous cupcake places, but all of them closed at 9, so we were a tad out of luck. We found ourselves puffing away mango-flavored clouds of smoke in a hookah bar a few blocks from the restaurant, where we listened to loud techno and rap music and got very lightheaded. After about an hour we went back to the hotel room, drank a bit more, and drifted off blissfully to sleep.
And then came Sunday. Again we got up in the late morning and had a yummy brunch at Tonic, a great restaurant right around the corner that specializes in tater tots. We both got an amazing plate of french toast, doused in sweet maple butter and thick syrup, and of course a side of tots. We took a walk over to Dunkin’ Donuts for coffee after breakfast (Eddie was in desperate need of his Dunkin’, a daily beverage for him at home), and then went back to the room to gather our things and relax for our last few hours together. Around 3 we left for the train station, where Eddie’s bus was to take him back home at 4. We made it there early with plenty of time to sit outside the station and enjoy another day of sunshine–but before we knew we were hugging and kissing goodbye.
Saying goodbye to Eddie is always tough. This time I managed not to cry, considering I’ll be back home for Spring break in less than two weeks (10 days to be exact), but it’s always bittersweet. There’s something about seeing someone you love turn away and get on a bus that hits the heart harder than you’d expect. I kept my cool though, knowing that I’d be back home to see him (as well as my mommy, my kitty, and everything else that makes home special) in no time. I took the Metro back to Foggy Bottom (GWU’s city campus) and enjoyed the remainder of the warm, sunny weather on a bench in Kogan, then returned to reality–hitting the books in my dorm. With midterms coming up (and a research paper in the works), I’ve been studying a lot lately.
Alright, back to the grind. I’m glad I found time to write this post. This weekend was so incredibly special and I really wanted to share it with you. I also wanted to write it all down so I’d be able to remember it better in the future. I’ll write again tomorrow (hopefully) on a new, interesting topic. Something I’ve never written about before maybe. Any suggestions?
Thanks for reading! Stay tuned.