This past week was pretty easy going, but it was super fun 🙂 It was mostly filled with eating lots and lots of food…I love food, so the week was great for me even if it was just food.
Monday is always hectic at work, but once I come home, They’re usually pretty low key. I don’t really like to schedule too much to do on a Monday because I need to spend a little time getting my life together 😛
Tuesday is where all of the fun stuff started happening! Our office went to happy hour in Alexandria and then on a ghost tour. The little bar and restaurant that we went to was some Irish pub (I don’t remember the name, but I do remember that the bar tender had an Irish accent which was cool :P) and they had some pretty decent appetizers that I ate for dinner 😛
Afterwards we went on the ghost tour. Since Alexandria is a pretty historic area, it made a lot of sense that the ghost tour is a super popular thing for people to do. My mom had actually gone on the tour pretty recently and said it was a lot of fun so I was looking forward to it! It was super cool!
Our guide was dressed up in old fashioned, 18th century garb and he was really entertaining! He even did magic tricks and things throughout the tour to make it extra spooky 😛 There were some cool stories though…one of the one that stands out the most was the story of the nameless woman.
Apparently she was really sick after traveling from London to Virginia and once she got here, many people spent time trying to get her back to good health at Gadsby’s Tavern (which fun fact: is a place George Washington himself frequented because his Alexandria apartment didn’t have a kitchen).
She died after several months and her husband made everyone who met her swear to secrecy that she would remain nameless. He commissioned a super fancy tomb stone for her and wrote checks for the services of doctors, the tavern and everything. Several weeks later the checks all bounced, no one got paid, but for some reason she still remains nameless.
Kinda cool right?
The craziest part is that her ghost appears regularly in the window of room 8 in Gadsby’s Tavern either staring at the street or holding a candle.
The whole tour was filled with stories and history and I loved it 🙂 If you’re from the area or visiting, I would definitely check it out!
Please excuse the crappy photos…it was dark and old iPhone’s have pretty awful night photo taking quality 😛
The rest of the week I hung out with some friends, ate IHOP for dinner and a watched a little TV. IHOP for dinner was one of the best decisions ever…their strawberry banana pancakes are some of my favorite things. Honestly how do they get their pancakes so good?! It’s a mystery.
We also had lunch out at as a team at a restaurant next to our office. I had something called Louisiana Chicken. It was really good…the sauce was slightly spicy, came with mashed potatoes, and some veggies.
Friday night, my boyfriend and I went to Lena’s for dinner. It’s an Italian restaurant in Alexandria that we found on Yelp. The food was reallyyyyyyy goood. I had what they called Meatball and Spaghetti, which I thought was a weird name for spaghetti and meatballs, but it was legitimately just one giant meatball.
I wasn’t joking…one ginormous meatball stuffed with some ricotta cheese. Mmmmmm 🙂
Chewy had Korean BBQ Pizza which he said was delicious too!
Saturday I hung out around the house and did chores and things until around 2:30 when I went to meet some friends for a little brewery crawl. The first brewery was my favorite. It’s called New District Brewing Co and I had a flight there…pretty impressed. I’m not a huge beer fan, but the ones that I sampled were good!
For dinner we all went to Don Tito’s which has a great rooftop bar that I’ve been to in the past, but I’ve never ordered food there. On Saturday though, I decided to get their chicken nachos…a wonderful decision if I do say so myself.
I love nachos and wasn’t super hungry…until they came out that is. It was an enormous plate of nachos with some of the hottest jalapenos in the world. I removed those immediately and got to enjoying the rest of the deliciousness 🙂
All of my photos look so much better on my phone than they do in real life. Sorry about that friends 😛
Sunday I spent over at my parent’s house cleaning out my old room and hanging with my little cone head of a dog. Something is wrong with her eye, but we’re not sure what, so the vet has her in a cone right now. It’s sad and funny at the same time…she looks pitiful 😛
I also got some pretty flowers from Chewy…isn’t he sweet? They even match my bedside table 🙂
The pumpkin obsession has also continued…I went to Target to pick up a few things for Homecoming and walked out with pumpkin spice lip balm and cheerios 😛
I hope everyone else had a great weekend too! Let me know what adventures you went!
What is one pumpkin spice thing you’ve seen recently that is just ridiculous to you?