Saturday, July 5, 2008
Happy 4th from our Nation's Capital
For the third year in a row, Tommy and I celebrated the 4th of July together in our nation's capital. I'll be honest, I am not really a fan of the 4th of July and fireworks aren't my favorite. I know it sounds very unpatriotic, but it's true. We started out the day with a breakfast barbecue in Maryland with a bunch of Tommy's friends. Fun, but I felt a bit like we'd stepped right out of the movie Singles Ward. Not really my scene.
We then met up with Jenny and her sister Amber in Georgetown, where we rented kayaks on the Potomac. Tommy did most of the rowing while I kicked back and enjoyed the scene. There were tons of party boats lining the river, music blasting and beers in hand, getting ready to celebrate later that evening. We decided that next year we most definitely need to view the fireworks from the river itself, rather than trying to fight the hoards of people for an unobstructed view of the show.
After kayaking, Tommy and I hit up the shops in Georgetown, including a trip to Diesel where we both walked away with some new kicks for a bargain price. We ate dinner at Martin's Tavern, where our server pointed out the booth where JFK proposed to Jackie O. Jenny and Amber joined us after dinner and we made our way down to the waterfront to view the fireworks. Nice but, in my opinion, not worth all the hassle.
Not a bad way to spend the holiday.