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Kayaking on the Potomac

June 24th, 2012 · 4 Comments · Uncategorized

Yesterday we celebrated our one year anniversary! Our real anniversary is actually on Monday, but since we both have to work, and then I have class at night, we decided to make a day of it yesterday. We planned the whole day out. Unfortunately, my ideas weren’t the best. We went to the Alexandria Food & Wine Festival in the afternoon, which wasn’t very well organized. It was over-crowded, over-priced, and I got red wine spilled on my white skirt. Not my favorite thing. We went to Central Michel Richard for dinner, which did have very good food (especially Michel’s Chocholate Bar dessert!), but the service was really bad and it wasn’t the intimate setting we had hoped for. It was still a great day spent together, though. When you’re with someone you love, you can always have a good time.

Pete’s idea was to go kayaking in the morning. We rented a two-seater kayak from Thompson Boat Center, and had a really relaxing morning rowing on the Potomac around Georgetown.  I made Jessica’s Chewy Coconut Granola Bars to bring with us.  They were delicious, but didn’t hold up in the heat.  I forgot what a low melting point coconut oil has.  Next time I’ll make something a little more sustainable.  These would be great for a car trip or any time you’ll be in air conditioning for most of the day.  We had a ton of fun, though.  I’m always looking for activities that keep me moving and burning calories but don’t really feel like working out.  My traps are a little sore today, for sure!  Thompson’s was great; they had great customer service and didn’t charge us for a whole half hour we were on the water.  The back of my seat didn’t work though, which was the only draw back.  I didn’t mind it so much.  There are a couple other places along the water, in case Thompson’s is out of kayaks (which happened to a few people after us).  We definitely want to do this again soon (and bring some beer to enjoy out on the water!).  It was fun and relaxing; a great way to start the day!  Here are some pictures from the morning.

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4 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Mica // Jun 27, 2012 at 8:08 pm

    Happy Anniversary, Suzanne! Did you follow that tradition of eating a slice of cake you saved from your ceremony? (Erm…yummy?)

  • 2 Suzanne // Jun 27, 2012 at 10:39 pm

    Thanks, Mica! No (sadly?)- actually our baker was supposed to give us an anniversary cake, but I realized this week I never followed up about it. Not that big a deal, really… I never even got a chance to eat our cake at the wedding so I have no idea if it was good or not!

    I’m really enjoying your Korea posts, btw! Seems like you’re having a great time!

  • 3 Sarah // Jul 6, 2012 at 9:36 am

    Totally didn’t know you can kayak on the Potomac! Amazing !

  • 4 Caroline // Oct 27, 2012 at 5:51 pm

    Awsome blog I Kayak there too lol!

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