Good evening friends! I hope you all had wonderful weekends! My favorite kind of weekend is a mixture of relaxing with good food and drinks, being active outside, and hanging out with friends, so I'm happy to report that we accomplished all of those this weekend! It was pretty marvelous (thanks for the linkup Katie!).
Friday's dinner - Thai food and drinks. It was pretty nice Friday evening, so we ate outside. I decided to bring my pumpkin beer from home. (Thai arroy - amazing Thai food and BYOB)
On Saturday after we both finished work for the day, we decided to get our grocery shopping over with (this would prove to be a good decision) and pick up some wine/cheese/steak for that night's meal. My husband also picked out some sunflowers. :)
On the agenda for the evening was watching "A Year in Burgandy", a documentary that follows winemakers in Burgundy throughout the season, and drink Burgundy wine. :) The movie was actually very interesting, and the wines were really good too (a pinot noir and a chardonay). I think that's the first time I've had wines from Burgandy. They helped us pick out the cheese at Whole Foods, and it paired very well!
On Sunday we headed to our friends' house in Rockville, MD and from there set out on a bike ride to the National Zoo. Our journey was pretty diverse; some of it was on leafy, woody paths (some with curvy downhills that I didn't care for), some on park paths near kids playing soccer, some on popular running/biking paths, and, best of all, through Rock Creek Park where it was partially closed to cars! I didn't realize this, but on the weekends and holidays, portions of Beach Drive are completely closed to cars; a biker and runner paradise! I'm much more of an open road fan I've decided.
By the time we reached the National Zoo, we had ridden our bikes 23 miles and were ready for FOOD! Rookie mistake: Not bringing any food with us. Whoops. This was also my longest bike ride so far. Luckily, we spotted a Mexican restaurant near the metro and they were nice enough to let us store our bikes on the patio while we ate delicious food and relaxed. Then it was off to the metro before making the 45-mintue drive home to Baltimore.
And then we proceeded to sit on the couch and watch football until collapsing in bed. I'm so glad we went to the grocery store on Saturday. However, our dinner consisted of leftover cheese, bread, and apples. Oh well. :)
What did you do fun this weekend? Favorite weekend activities?