This was an absolutely amazing weekend! It all started with my extremely productive Friday and then rolled right into Saturday and Sunday. Saturday morning I woke up bright and early to work on a few things around the house. Sadly, Neal battled a stomach flu all weekend, so I tried to keep a healthy distance between us.
At 9:30AM I drove over to Alexandria, VA to meet up with Momma Buzz for a long walk. I was really excited about our walk because we were starting in a new to me park, Jones Point Park.
Jones Point Park, which is located under the Woodrow Wilson Bridge, is absolutely beautiful! There are swings, basketball courts, and a number of trails, one of which takes you up to the Mt. Vernon Trail. Hilary and I walked 5.16 miles total and had a blast talking about life. Afterwards we had lunch at Holy Cow, which was out of this world (as always).
Sunday morning I woke up bright and early again in order to get a few things done before the day got going. Thankfully Neal was starting to feel better, so I ran to the store and picked up some soup and saltines. For lunch, I FINALLY got to visit Honey Pig!!
Honey Pig is a Korean BBQ restaurant here in the DC area. Though I’ve wanted to go for years, I was honestly scared because I had no idea how it all worked. Thankfully my dear friend Becky invited me to go with her and I couldn’t refuse! I was so excited to go with someone who knew what they were doing.
After arriving, the waitress brought us salads and a few condiments to go with our lunch. Becky and I decided to order a kimchi pancake, bulgogi (marinated steak), spicy pork belly, and sizzling stone pot bibimbap.
The waitress brought out the meat right away and started cooking it. I honestly thought we’d have to cook it ourselves, so it was neat to see that they actually cooked everything for you. While the meat was cooking the pancake and the bibimbap arrived. It was honestly a LOT of food for two, but I really loved being able to try so much my first time. I honestly can not wait to go again with Neal! A huge thank you to Becky for her awesomeness.
After lunch Becky helped me conquer another irrational fear, shopping at an Asian market.
Let me tell y’all, their produce was amazing!! I didn’t really compare the prices, but I was really surprised by how fresh everything was. They also had a lot of produce that I had only ever seen on the TV show Chopped. Becky took me through the entire grocery store where I picked up a few sauces, a pancake batter, kimchi, and some candy for Neal.
I absolutely loved being able to get out of the house this weekend and to visit three new to me places in DC. I had a lot of fun and definitely feel rejuvenated going into what is going to be a really hectic week.