On Saturday, Sital and I walked to brunch and then on to Eastern Market. We took her dog, Ballot, along and had a great time checking out the wares of all the vendors.
So I’m catching up for Friday and today! First, I would like to extend a sincere thanks to our friends Tim and Jay for their exceptional hospitality. Coming from the hospitality state, I know a great host when I see one and Tim and Jay both are above and beyond!
On Friday, I spent the majority of my day at the Holocaust Museum. This museum takes a stronghold over so many emotions. It is such a powerful example of how hope can carry people through the worst of situations and reminds us that we should never forget the victims of such horrible acts of genocide.
Friday evening was less intense. I arrived at my friend Sital’s home just in time for us to cook dinner, drink wine and relax. On my way there, I went past this incredible cargo container building. Matt and I are so interested in cargo container homes and we have spent a lot of time researching methods of creating sustainable homes from resources such as cargo containers. In Europe, entire buildings are made up of cargo containers and it was awesome to see this makeshift building created out of pallets and cargo containers!
Sital and Ballot
For dinner, Sital decided that it was time for me to have my first taste of Ethiopian food. I’m always up for trying new things so we set out for the restaurant. We ordered some honey wine and a vegetarian platter. I’m not much of one to eat with my hands but that is the norm so I went for it. I was so surprised by how different all of the choices were. We had everything from lentils and greens to tomatoes and potatoes. A wide variety and something that I can now say I have tried!
Sital and her honey wine!
When we finished dinner, we stopped in at a neighborhood bar for a drink on the roof before heading back to Sital’s apartment for champagne and some Netflix. A great night full of new experiences and lots of fun!