Monticello.After returning from Michigan we spent another night in Fredericksburg before departing for a couple days in Charlottesville, where I went to college and where Kail and I spent our minimoon. Needless to say, I love Charlottesville.
‘Merica.This is America: craft beers, drive-through Starbucks, Target and every big-box store imaginable conveniently located within a mile of each other. This is also America: a diner at a family restaurant wearing a t-shirt comparing “mudding” (off-roading in the mud in a 4×4 vehicle) to sex. True story.
Roasted Duck “Low & Slow” from District Commons.As I mentioned, I spent about two weeks in Washington, DC and Virginia. I had been looking forward to this trip for a long time — basically since we arrived to San Salvador. Sure, there was the chance to catch up with family and friends, a wedding andContinue reading “DC Food Tour”
As you might have guessed from my last post (and my sparse posting over the last couple weeks), I returned to Washington, DC for a mix of vacation and work. It was my first trip back to the United States since arriving in El Salvador seven months ago. It was so nice to be home.
Wild Mushroom, Applewood-Smoked Bacon & Truffle Cream mussels at Brasserie Beck.You may recall that Kail and I have a DC food bucket list of places to eat before departing for post. As departure time is fast-approaching, I feel it’s necessary to update the list and strategize about where we want to spend our final meals in Washington,Continue reading “DC Food Bucket List Update”
My sister visited last week to see some sights in DC and spend some time with Kail and me before we move to El Salvador. We covered a lot of ground in the short amount of time she was here; it was fun playing DC tourist again.
Even though we’re not in El Salvador yet, that doesn’t mean Kail and I can’t experience Salvadoran culture — particularly Salvadoran food. Specifically, the pupusa.Seeing as how there’s a national holiday in El Salvador dedicated to the pupusa, its national food, I thought it best to familiarize myself with this all-important dish. (Also, I considerContinue reading “Pupuseria Doña Azucena”
Tom Petty said it best. We are now three weeks past Kail’s successful Spanish exam, six weeks past my obtaining a medical clearance, 10+ weeks past my submitting my security clearance documents and we still don’t know when we are departing for post.
I finally finished our wedding scrapbook! (It has been on my to-do list for a while.) I’m neither crafty nor artistic, so I consider this to be quite an accomplishment.