They got in late Sunday night, and like girls we stayed up until 4am talking and sharing secrets. The California girls didn't wake up until noon the next day, but as soon as they got up we were out and about. We started off the day having lunch at Cafe Salsa, in Old Town Alexandria. And for those of you who are wondering, yes you can salsa dance there as well as eat salsa.
After lunch, we headed into the city to do some sight seeing. It was frigid out, and I'm proud of the girls for braving the cold. K2 had to constantly wipe her nose before what she referred to as "snotcycles" formed.
Tiffany, K2 (the weak-minded) and "HOT CHOCOLATE! HOT CHOCOLATE!!!":
K2 picked up epilepsy and always had to sleep while in my car after having been fed, so she did just that while Tiffany and I walked through the Smithsonian of Natural History:
We then proceeded to head home, picked up some beer and 5 guys burgers, and hung out with Eric for a little bit before getting dolled up to go salsa dancing. And by go salsa dancing, I mean watch Tiffany tear up the dance floor while K2 and I cheered her on.
All the girls, including Indy:
Tiffany showing K2 some moves:
That night, K2 had a craving for jumbo slice pizza, and for you DC locals, you know exactly what she's talking about, especially after a night of dancing and drinking. She had to settle for some pizza joint on our way home though, where we experienced what we coined a "ba hai mot... mot hai ba" experience, but out it got 2 slices of pizza for the price of one!
The next morning, the girls got up early, and by early I mean 11am as opposed to noon. We headed into Chinatown DC to dine at matchbox, a favorite of mine and Eric's. But while you're there, be careful not to talk to loud. You never know who's eavesdropping... we followed lunch with some shopping at Potomac Mills Mall. Then we headed back to my house to get dolled up to have dinner w/ Eric and Ben at National Harbor. Once we got there, we ate at Ketchup and walked around and enjoyed the holiday lights that were up. It was a cold night, but beautiful. And I learned that in 7 years, a phenomena called solar eclipse will happen in the US, not to be confused with "daylight"...
And our night ended with watching "Eclipse", and by that I do mean the 3rd of the Twilight series, not the Lunar Eclipse that happened on Monday night.
And this morning, I had to let take the girls back to the airport to go home, and it was incredibly sad after such a fun weekend. For those of you who took the time to actually read this post and are utterly confused by all the nonsense, I commend you for your patience. But you know that a post that is full of inside jokes means that it was an awesome time that we all spent together.
K2 and Tiffany, thank you so much for coming out here to visit. I cannot tell you how much fun I had with you both. I value your friendship so much, and I am so thankful for you. Love you girls, have a great holiday!