I started my first morning in DC with a bowl of Trader Joe’s raspberry soy yogurt topped with gigantor blackberries, a cup of oolong tea, and a treasure map that would guide me from Emily’s house to the Eastern Market metro. The Eastern Market metro would eventually take me to King Street, where I would meet a different Emily, Emily of Daily Garnish, for lunch.
But first, check out all the goodies I purchased from Trader Joe’s for THIRTY BUCKS! I really do think that if TJ and Tampa met, it would be an instantaneous love affair.
I misinterpreted the treasure map and hopped on the wrong transfer train, both of which caused an embarrassingly late arrival at Nickell’s & Scheffler’s.
Luckily I was greeted by the most pleasant of company and a super delish grilled veggie panini. I ordered mine first, sans cheese, and snuck a grin when I overheard Emily order hers dairy-free as well. It was an unusually nice feeling to not be the weird one of the group!
I soaked in what was left of a winter wonderland on my walk home.
Then I was followed by this little guy for a lengthy stretch.
And then… this. A giant snowball standing solitary in the middle of Lincoln Park. This Florida girl found it fascinating.
Conclusion? My first tweetup was a great success! It was my first step towards making my virtual foodie community something real, and I liked it.