Sunday, June 6, 2010

Exploring Washington DC

by Meghann on June 6, 2010

It’s official – I need to come back to Washington DC ASAP. This trip was way too short. ๐Ÿ™‚

The morning started with a wonderful light breakfast courtesy of Ms. Jacquie.

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Jacquie prepared a selection of fresh fruit

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Bowls of plain yogurt. (Oikos! ๐Ÿ™‚ )

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And even had Great Harvest Scones for Ashley and I to enjoy!

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(Check out her photography ‘studio’ ๐Ÿ˜‰ )

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I topped my bowl of yogurt with strawberries, cherries, kiwi, fresh apricot, apples, a homemade pomegrante sauce, and about 1/3 of a scone.

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This was the perfect summer breakfast for a very hot & humid morning.

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Our only plans for the day consisted of a blogger brunch at 11:00am. We took advantage of the extra time and played tourist during the am.

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We eventually ended up at the Dupont Farmer’s Market.

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This Farmer’s Market put every other farmer’s market I’ve ever attended to shame. there were so many fresh, beautiful vegetables and fruits from local and organic farms. I would kill to live within walking distance of these selections!

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Check out the line for fresh local eggs! ๐Ÿ™‚

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After a little sampling and drooling we headed to Scion for the brunch.

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Scion was recommended by the sweet and beautiful Sarah for brunch and she was spot on with her recommendation. The restaurant was very accommodating for our group of 15 and the food was fabulous. They even had a fruit bar we could nibble on while we waited on our meals.

I had a small plate while chatting away.

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For my entree I had a ‘Build Your Own Omelet’ with egg whites, black beans, asparagus, mushrooms, onions, and wheat toast.

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The omelet was perfect. I love how they chopped all the veggies and that there were plenty of them. I would say 3/4 of our party ordered omelets and each us were impressed by the amount of veggies. My only complaint was that the feta flavor got lost in the mix, I think next time I would try for a strong cheese or just leave it out completely. ๐Ÿ™‚

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As always it was great chatting with such a great group of ladies. Bloggers and blog readers seriously ROCK and never cease to amaze me on how sweet and charming everyone is. A list went around so we could all keep in touch via twitter and blogs. I could always use a dozen or so new friends. ๐Ÿ˜‰

I was really hoping to explore some of the DC memorials a bit more, but we just didn’t have time! However, I did manage to squeeze in a visit to the Lincoln Memorial before it was time to head out of town.

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A million THANK YOUS to the wonderful Ashley for being my buddy this weekend (LOVE this girl!) and to Jacquie for being our amazing and gracious host for the day! ๐Ÿ™‚

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After a few good byes and some last minute packing, I cabbed it to Virginia where the Lovely Anne P was waiting for me!

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I <3 Anne P!! But doesn’t everyone? We’re BFFs from her days in Tampa and it’s always nice to play catch up with a good friend. MAJOR congrats to Anne P for running her FIRST half marathon this morning! Despite the awful heat she rocked it. Obviously. ๐Ÿ˜‰

We chilled in Starbucks for a bit and I ordered an Orange Mango Smoothie (sans the banana) and made good use of my new nifty tumbler Derek got me he other week.

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Thanks to Anne P I made it to the airport just in time to discover my flight has been delayed – Bummer. Oh well. What’s 45 minutes in the scheme of life anyways?

Thank goodness for proper tables and WiFi!

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On the way to the airport we made a pit stop at Whole Foods where I picked up dinner for the flight.

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Check out my future dinner. ๐Ÿ™‚

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I also plan on having one of Jacquie’s famous chocolate chip cookies. ๐Ÿ™‚

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Looks like my flight is about to board!

I’m flying to Orlando and driving straight to Tampa tonight. Tomorrow Derek, Maddie, and I are driving down the coast to meet my parents at the beach house for a week of fun in the sun. I can’t wait to just relax!

Have a great week everyone! ๐Ÿ™‚

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Northface Endurance Challenge Marathon Relay

June 6, 2010

11 Girls. 3 Teams. 5 Hours. 1 Hell of a Marathon Relay. ๐Ÿ™‚ My first marathon relay was a success! And so much fun! I loved getting to know all the ladies and the 6 miles we each ran were gorgeous! All in all I would say this was a successful race. ๐Ÿ™‚ The Northface more ยป

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