A couple of weeks ago I had the chance to spend the evening with an amazing group of ladies. Amanda organized the meet up and it was great to meet new bloggers and reconnect with others!
I actually ended up watching a bit of the game but honestly, the outing was a chance to chat – we had so much to discuss!
On the search for food I discovered the new-this-year gluten free food stand around section 120(ish). I was pretty excited at first!
Upon closer inspection there weren’t too many good meal options – if you’re looking for a gluten free snack though they had Food Should Taste Good chips, trail mix, and a few other treats.
I ended up buying a veggie cup from the Health stand what had carrots, jicama, radish and celery. There was some seasoning and lime juice as a “dressing” and it came with some hummus for dipping. It was perfect after a happy snack of tater tots
At some point in the game a rain storm blew through the area and luckily our seats were covered so we didn’t get wet! 3 minutes later the storm had passed and the game continued.
I didn’t stay for the end of the game but was so happy to spend a nice evening outside at the ballpark with some amazing people!
A while back there was a LivingSocial deal for admission to the Mount Vernon Estate of George Washington just outside of DC. A fantastic group of DC bloggers all decided to purchase the deal and plan for a little adventure and today was the day.
We met up around 11 and got started on our tour. The first stop was a movie that told the story of George Washington’s leadership during the Revolutionary War and told visitors about Mount Vernon being Washington’s home and the site where he retired to private life (twice – on e after his military career and then after his 2 terms as President of the United States.)
We then made our way to the mansion and toured around.
The kitchen – all of us food bloggers got excited by this building!
I loved the quiet of the Virginia countryside just outside of the city and could not get over the gorgeous views behind the mansion. The home looked over the Potomac and the views were breathtaking.
All of the ladies (they all brought their men except for me, hence dubbing myself 11th wheel!)
And we wrapped up our time on the estate with a walk through the grounds including the tombs of George and Martha Washington.
We ended up eating lunch at the Mount Vernon Inn Restaurant where we had a most interesting dining experience. I loved the colonial feel of the dining room and the 11 of us were able to sit around a lovely round table. However, the menu was very much NOT gluten free friendly and our waitress was extremely difficult and unaccommodating. There were a lot of instances that occurred throughout the meal that left us in disbelief and at the same time, we couldn’t do anything but laugh at the comedy (and utter frustration) in the situation. I was in fits of giggles throughout the meal.
All in all it was a beautiful day and I’m happy I took the time to explore another landmark in the Washington, DC area!
Do you enjoy sightseeing in your own city? How do you deal with challenging dining situations?
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