Well, I’m back on the road again! I swear, it’s been a crazy year for this. This trip is two weeks, so there won’t be any homemade meals being posted.
That’s not to say I won’t have good food though! As much as possible, I hope to choose where I dine and keep my grub healthy and simple.
I arrived to the National Harbor on Saturday evening, and dinner was with some colleagues at a place called the Cadillac Ranch. As you can imagine, not a vegan-friendly restaurant. Even had a mechanical bull. I was able to get a shredded cabbage salad that wasn’t too bad. The Rock n Roll Kool Aid was fantastic though.
Yesterday though, was just amazing. A company from California that I’m working with is here, and asked me to recommend a local DC restaurant. The first that came to mind was Art and Soul! If you recall from this post, I went there back in May to a custom vegan feast! D had contacted them to make me a special early Mother’s Day meal, and they totally knocked it out of the park. This time, it wasn’t just me. It was one of my co-workers plus four people from this California company. And while I’m the only vegan of the group (and they again, killed it!), absolutely everyone loved their meals. From the appetizers to the main courses, desserts, and custom drinks, everyone was raving when we left. So Chef Art….you have some new fans who will definitely be checking you out whenever in town!
Today I hit up a very early dinner (like 4 pm) because I intend to be asleep by 8. It’s been a rough day, and I’m beat. I stopped by a local Thai place, and while I loved the soup and the flavor of the green curry, I was annoyed that the tofu was fried.
Yoga in my hotel room and a day spent hiking around DC is about the extent of my workouts since Friday. I was hoping to get a run in today, but it just wasn’t in the cards. If it rains tomorrow (and its supposed to), I’ll just hit up the hotel gym, but I’d much rather run outside in the harbor area to soak in the beautiful surroundings.
The closest yoga studios are in Alexandria, which isn’t walking distance for me, so that’s a totally bummer. As always though, I hit up Yogaglo when I can’t make it to a class.
Last week was mostly quiet and easy going. My parents were visiting and I took the week off from work. They left Friday afternoon and I spent most of the day cleaning, grocery shopping, and packing.
Saturday I drove M back up to camp! He is working the final week of summer camp, and was really excited to be back. I then had about 5 hours of driving in order to get to the DC area after dropping him off.
Yesterday I took one of my CA colleagues to the National Mall where we spent a few hours admiring the monuments (which never gets old…no matter how much time I spend here!), and then it was time to clean up, see a lecture being put on by another colleague, and then the dinner of dreams at Art and Soul.
Today was full blown conference fun and then a solo walk through the harbor and an early dinner. And now….I’m lying in my hotel in my jammies, watching cable, and wondering how soon I can go to bed!