Weekend Update

Wednesday, January 25, 2012
Can I still do a weekend update when we're closer to the next weekend than the prior one?  Well, I am because this weekend was a turning point for my parents and me.

"Ok, text me when you're home"
"No, you can't go to that movie theater after dark"
"Sure, as long as you're home before dinner"
"Let me know when you arrive"

Now I'm the one saying those things to them (not that they ever told me to text them as that wasn't even an option)!  The tables have turned now that my mom and dad have an apartment in DC!  Yep, they found an apartment and are happily settling in to part-time big city living, and I couldn't be more excited.

We had our first snow of the season on Saturday and our friend Stacy had planned accordingly by making a group reservation at Old Europe-- a German restaurant right up the street from us.  Our neighborhood is full of restaurants and bars, but only Old Europe has been around for over 60 years.  It's a little time capsule nestled in the midst of all new developments.  And it appears that not much has changed since they opened!

I can't believe how many times I've walked past this spot and never stopped in.  Amazing!  We were the youngest people there by a few decades and don't be concerned by the empty restaurant.  The place was packed when we arrived for our 8:30 reservations but the crowd (remember the age difference) was gone and they were literally closing up the restaurant when we finished up our dinner.

1 comment on "Weekend Update"
  1. love that your parents are part-time Washingtonians! know you are in heaven! and I never went to Old Europe ... missed out on the fun!