If you think I have a packed travel schedule, you should meet my best friend Blair.
You see, Blair and I have been friends since I was 15. Since then we’ve maintained our friendship mostly through weekly hour-long phone calls catching up on line. We never went to the same high school, never went to the same college, and never lived in the same town post-grad, but here we are with a decade of friendship under our belts. They say if you’ve been friends for more than 8 years, you’ll be friends for life.
Trying to coordinate a weekend for me to visit DC, something we’ve been trying to do since the beginning of the year, was a bit of a puzzle between C’s training timeline, my work travel schedule, and B’s work travel schedule.
Weekend before last, though, I was finally able to make it out there. While all I wanted to do was hang out and catch up, we also had a weekend full of adventures!
On Saturday, we want to a Nats game! Baseball games are incomplete without a hot dog with ketchup! The Nats lost miserably to the Dodgers, but the game was still fun. We spent most of the game in hiding from the sun hanging in the Bud Light Lounge area.
On Sunday, Blair and I went to brunch, at a cool restaurant whose name I can’t remember. Mango mimosas were perfect. Afterwards, we bought meandered around DC. I wanted to pick up seasonings at Trader Joe’s while there (since there isn’t one here), so we made a stop for a dozen seasonings. We also got temporary tattoos (you know, apply water and hold for a minute) because.. why not?
We don’t have scooters in Savannah, but I’ve been dying to ride one to understand all the hooplah.
Verdict: THEY GO WAY FASTER THAN I EXPECTED. They were fun, too, and relatively affordable compared to Lyft for short distances. That being said, I recognize how dangerous they can be.
I don’t know how to ride a bike, so I couldn’t really get turning to work out well, but I could move in a straight line!
For dinner, we made homemade pizzas on fresh dough! One of my new things is adding eggs to pizza. You need to make a bed for it, but so so good.
We don’t have decade-long friends where we live, but the friends who knew you when you were in high school saw you in a special time of life that we’d all probably want to forget but we can’t because they still remember.
It was a great weekend, and it was great spending it with such special friends.
Emilie is an Army Wife, Data Engineer, and CrossFitter with a love for working through her thoughts in this space on the internet. She is a contributor to many open source projects including dbt, Meltano, and GitLab. She lives with her husband Casey, their son RJ, and their pup Bo in Columbus, GA.