So much for relaxing, though we did get a lot of errands done. And slept in.
MoBob attended a meeting organized by the Moroccan embassy which took place in Old Town Alexandria so I took advantage by going to the Gap outlet. Somewhat disappointing - MB got a couple of t-shirts. Afterwards we walked around and then had lunch at a Greek restaurant. It was an incredibly beautiful day. Clear, not hot, and lovely to lie on the cool grass with the breeze and the sun.
the farmers' market
the waterfront on the Potomac River
MB was so tired
I can't believe we couldn't tell there was a big red pole in front of us
After church we went to a neighborhood BBQ and then packed all our worldly picnic goods to attend the Memorial Day concert. We looked like homeless people, pushing around a cart with pillows strapped on top with bungee cords. We had so much stuff that it took us twenty minutes to get through security. N. joined us later in enjoying caponata, rotini with clam-parsley sauce, fruit, bread, and cheese, and mango-orange juice and pink lemonade. The concert itself was great fun, especially since there was a jumbotron screen which enabled us to see Colin Powell very clearly.
We staked out a huge space. Our neighbors were jealous. N. is checking her crackberry.
There were thousands of people there. Impressive logistics. My mom said she looked for us during the concert but didn't see us.
We went to see the Indiana Jones movie. It was OK. It just wasn't the same - I didn't think Shia Lebeouf was particularly attractive or charismatic. I was happy to see Karen Allen though. She looked great. I agree with the review in the New Yorker: Indy was just plain grumpy the whole time.
I saw Indiana Jones this weekend too, and I have mixed feelings about it. I know the other movies have always had some supernatural elements to them, but maybe they were more believeable because they were Biblical. This one was a little bit too fantastic.
Well, we do have outdoor theatre and movies, but it's all in squares, or open air theatres. What we don't have is the "grass experience" ;) And people don't pack up pillows and blankets either. It's like people doing BBQs in parks. Don't have it here either.
I guess it's because we don't really have huge grass extensions. There's a place in Barcelona where they did open air cinema on the grass, but it's difficult to get there.
I totally have to write about that too! Mostly about the stupid reactions. Really.
They've suspended the water coming by boat, only that they had already paid for some shippings so they will use them anyway. Fun thing is, the rain of the last 7 days is the equivalent of a couple of years of boats... Heh.
I think nature has a sense of humour.