Wednesday, April 14, 2021

2021 Washington DC - Day 6

Sharon slept very late. The plan for the day was a bike ride. Walking to the Washington Mall, we got bikes from Capital Bikeshare. We picked up the Mount Vernon trail and rode into Old Town Alexandria. It started to rain lightly as we were getting close to the end of the ride. I was shocked by the number of Uber bikes and scooters spread out along the length of the trail. In the future, I would like to ride all the way to Mount Vernon.
After dropping the bikes, Sharon did some shoe shopping. I got a glass of Oregon Pinot Noir at Sonoma Cellars next door to the shoe store.

Afterwards, we wandered around looking for someplace to eat. With the rain starting to pick up, we struggled to find a place. We ended up eating at Landini Brotthers Italian Restaurant. Somewhat unfortunately, this is the only place we had eaten before. We ate there in 2011 with Jim Ellis. Sharon and I both had a special lobster and crab salad.

We caught an Uber back to the hotel. After a short nap, we drove to Whole Foods to pick up supplies for the weekend.

We took an Uber to meet Jack for an early dinner at the Iron Gate. As Sharon said, we got upsold on the amount of food. We ordered a Cher's Family Table for Sharon and I. We added orders of OAK GRILLED HAPPY OYSTERS [goat’s milk butter, calabrian chili, pickled shallots], TRUMPET MUSHROOM RISOTTO [rosemary, hazelnuts, truffled marscapone] and LAMB NECK OSSO BUCCO [crispy sweet potatoes, pomegranate, chili, minted yogurt]. It was a lot of food. It was good, but not as good as the Rooster & Owl.

We took an Uber back to the hotel. Using a few Ubers over the last couple of days, I am finding that it takes a while for one to arrive and they are more expensive.

I finished the night watching the 76ers beat the shorthanded Nets.

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