August 19, 2005


As I was walking past the park to my chiropractor's office today I noticed there were still a fair number of tourists in town. There were people enjoying lunch in the park and couples smiling to one another. I took a minute to look around at all of the windows and awnings I have walked past so often but never taken notice of. There was a bakery, a few restaurants, news stands, florists, tiny places to hit for lunch...all squirreled away in the office buildings of downtown DC. I saw a few places that seemed oddly out of place but interesting enough to try.

Strangely, it all reminded me of the time that SWG and Mrs. SWG were in town and I dragged them all over the Mall. They certainly hiked their way to dinner in Chinatown, asking all the while, "are we there yet?" at every corner. They were exhausted (and hungover) but troopers as I pressed forward to show them as much as I possibly could. (I'm an OCD organizer sue me) Mrs. SWG had to be starving by this point (we all know that Eric are always hungry). She had gotten a bagel earlier that morning for some breakfast but the cream cheese was damn near frozen...the poor dear. She was the sweetest gem all day though.

On days like today, I really miss those two. They notice the little things here and there and see value in what this city is often too busy to care about.

Posted by Princess Cat at August 19, 2005 09:19 PM @ 09:19 PM in Good Times // Permalink | TrackBack

... you were a wonderful tour guide, Cat... we had a wonderful time... but, you're right.. visitors always notice the small, everyday things that the locals pass by...

..and as cheesy as it sounds, always remember to stop and smell the roses some time..

Posted by: Eric at August 20, 2005 08:47 AM