This just isn’t right. We need to figure out a better system for Monday holidays. I advocate today should be , “We take the 5th off to clean up the detritus from the neighborhood fireworks” day. My kids were up late and were impossible to rouse for camp this morning.
But it was a really fab weekend! Lots happening all over town of course but the highlight for me was the Capitol Hill 4th of July Parade. I love this funky little tradition. Neighborhood groups, politicians, schools and scouts all march with each other. I’m not sure which was my favorite element this year. The fabulous Bolivian dance troupe or the solo woman driving her red, white and blue decorated car with a speaker attached to the hood blasting Van Halen. I think she wins.
Next year we must march fellow bloggers!
So what did you do this weekend?
Maria: On Friday, Maria kicked off her three-day weekend by unpacking, with a small pool break at Cheverly. On Saturday, she unpacked and arranged furniture and took an off-Hill detour to get food from her people at the Colombian restaurant in Arlington. On Sunday, she unpacked and rearranged furniture and briefly considered donating all of her stuff and, in a desperate moment, her kids to charity; later, in much better
spirits, she helped represent Ward Six at a W6 vs. W7 karaoke throwdown at Banana Cafe (it is as cryptic yet fun as it sounds). And on Monday, she pondered the true meaning of Independence and what America means to her while unpacking more [redacted] boxes.
Nichole: I started the weekend at Cheverly, followed by Friday night around an Old Town firepit. I spent Saturday at the ballpark for the Nats doubleheader. Sunday I caught up on some things around the house and then headed to Banana Cafe for the W6 v W7 karaoke showdown. On Monday I lounged around the house then bbq’d with neighbors before wandering down East Capitol to watch the official fireworks then walking back to Lincoln Park for the unofficial display.
Jen: Friday we celebrated our 11 year old’s birthday with a private screening of the original Bad News Bears at the Atlas followed by Rita’s Water Ice. Best. Party. Idea. Ever. Saturday was mostly spent cleaning and going to Costco. Ugh. Sunday was spent at the pool and then I was invited to represent Ward 6 in the W6 -vs W 7 Karaoke challenge where I unwisely chose to do a difficult Beyoncé song but later made up for it with Bon Jovi and Tina Turner. Monday we went to the Capitol Hill parade and then went home and hosted lots of kids, friends and neighbors for a cook-out where vegans, carnivores and the gluten-free all dined together in peace.