Hi friends! It was a whirlwind of a day yesterday trying to catch up on work from the long weekend, but it was worth it for 3 nice and relaxing days off. Here are some highlights from the long Memorial Day holiday weekend! I hope you all enjoyed it, too, and also took some time on Monday to remember and honor those who are the real reason for the holiday.
The weekend was gorgeous, weather-wise, so I took advantage big time. On Friday, I cut out of work a little early and went for a late afternoon bike ride with my friend Karen. We met up at the start of the Capital Crescent trail in Georgetown (by Key Bridge Boathouse) and biked all the way up to Bethesda and back.
Once we reached Bethesda, we stopped for an icy treat – frozen yogurt at Sweetgreen, my favorite! Theirs is so tart and refreshing. Plus berries and coconut!
On the way back, I had a little biking fail and totally wiped out – one of those dumb things where you see it coming and just can’t do anything to stop it. I was reaching for my water bottle, hit my handlebar weird and it tipped me a little, which would have been fine, but then my front tire hit Karen’s back tire and BAM. Pavement to body. Oops! I was a little bloody and looked hardcore/deranged for the rest of the ride… this photo doesn’t really do it justice, lol. I banged up my right knee and left hip quite a bit when I landed but thankfully they seem to just be bruised, not actually injured. Whew! My bike was okay, too – one of the handlebars is bent a bit but everything works just fine. I got lucky!
On Saturday, Matt and I went to a wedding out in Leesburg, VA – gorgeous day for it. The reception was at Raspberry Plain and it was SO stunning – a big estate home out in the countryside. Reminded me of our wedding venue, Rosemont Manor, a little bit! Thanks to all of your advice I decided to wear my new Stitch Fix dress and it worked out quite well. Comfy, too!
Sunday morning’s adventure was tennis fun with Matt and our friend Shane. Excited to play more again now that the weather is nice and warm! I played tennis in high school and while I’m definitely not anywhere near as good now as I was then, I still love getting out there.
Sunday afternoon involved lots of pool time! Love that our apartment pool is open again for the season. I heart summer! Matt and I also got our little apartment railing herb boxes all planted. We hit up the farmer’s market on Saturday morning and picked up some basil, cilantro, dill, and parsley (already grown) and replanted it in our boxes. Hoping they thrive! We tried to do it from seed last year and with the exception of parsley and dill it didn’t go so well, so we’ll see how this approach does.
On Monday, we spent most of the day hanging out up in Bethesda, MD with our friends Tom and Janice, who just bought a house up there. Tom wanted to show me and Matt the cool trails near their place so we headed up for a late morning run to explore.
We ended up covering 6 miles on the Capital Crescent trail north of Bethesda (isn’t it gorgeous?) and a little bit of Rock Creek Park, which connects to it.
It was hot out there but we had a great time – the scenery was gorgeous! And it was nice and flat for the most part, too.
So fun! We showered at their place and had lunch in town afterward at Café Deluxe. I used to work in Bethesda so it’s always fun to come back! I had a big salmon salad for lunch and then we all went for gelato afterward, but one of the big food highlights was these crab deviled eggs I got as an appetizer. I’m obsessed with deviled eggs – anyone else? Love that they are “trendy” right now and popping up on menus in creative ways. The crab was a really nice twist and that’s black sea salt on top! YUM! (p.s. I have a healthy deviled eggs (<– link) recipe here on the blog!)
How did you enjoy the great outdoors over the weekend?