Home: ours and George Washington’s
Our house is finally starting to feel like home. It was half furnished with my things, but it’s starting to feel more complete since we received our household shipment from Nicaragua. For the first time since July 2011, all of our stuff is finally back in one place. Also, having a car is pretty nice. Not only is it much easier to purchase bulky things like firewood (for our fireplace!!), but it means I get to sleep an extra 30 minutes on work days since we no longer have to take the metro/shuttle bus. It’s pretty wonderful.
We had our first visitors since we moved into our new house. My in-laws came for the weekend and we had a great time seeing them. They helped us hang pictures and take care of some random household projects that needed doing. We ate at The Majestic, a restaurant in Old Town Alexandria we’ve been meaning to check out for a long time. It was fantastic and hands down my new favorite place. Think comfort food with a twist, i.e. cuttlefish risotto (amazing).
Sunday we visited Mount Vernon, George Washington’s estate. It was a gorgeous fall day, perfect for walking around the grounds and touring the mansion. Apparently when I was 12 years old, my family visited Mount Vernon. But I was coming down with a horrible case of the chicken pox and stayed in the car in a daze. I have no memory of this, but that is what my mom tells me. I’m glad I got the chance to go back and visit. It’s so close to DC, I don’t know why we didn’t go before. If you’re in the area, definitely check it out.