D.C. Trip Part 1: Stars, Stripes, and Various Cheese Types

When you live with Jim Jenkins, you are always on the go. Trips, concerts, dinners, any and every social engagement you can imagine.  It can be exhausting, but it is always an adventure.  Last weekend was no different.  The Man Child and I decided to head to Washington, D.C. to visit some great friends for the 4th of July.

The trip started with an early morning wake up to catch our flight.  Of course, the Man Child needed a pick me up.  Though with his energy levels, the thought of him hopped up on caffeine is quite frightening.

This is how the Man Child takes his coffee.  Black.  With a Jenkins Law koozie.

This is how the Man Child takes his coffee. Black. With a Jenkins Law koozie.

After he finished his coffee, he decided he needed something to slow him down.


He does not usually drink Fat Tire.  However, he could not resist an opportunity to show off his koozie to the woman sitting next him.  I wonder if she noticed that it matched his t-shirt and sunglasses?

Upon arrival in D.C., the Man Child ran to the most remote spot in the airport so as to ensure our friends would not miss him.  Not sure how you could miss the guy wearing the bright orange shirt and matching sunglasses.  Still, he was concerned.

“This way they won’t be able to miss me!”

We spent the afternoon touring our friends’ neighborhood and catching up.  We had a great afternoon, but the weather cut short our walking tour.  On the way home, the Man Child ran off into the opposite direction yelling something about “a surprise” and “charcuterie.”  I let it go, as it not unusual for him to dart away like a child.

About 30 minutes later, he texted me to let him into the building.  He was soaking wet from the rain, but he had a huge smile on his face, and I could tell he was proud of himself.  He was so excited about the cheese and charcuterie board he intended to create.

“Trader Joe’s is so cheap! All this meat! All this cheese! And wine! Only $50!!”

He had about 4lbs of cheese and 2lbs of meat.  We ate meat and cheese for the next several meals and still did not come close to finishing it all.  Of course, when the Man Child makes a charcuterie board, there is nothing but meat and cheese…and more cheese.  There were no olives, crackers, nuts, or fancy jellies.  Just lots and lots of cheese.

Just a small sampling of the cheese he bought.

Just a small sampling of the cheese he bought.

After all the cheese and a little wine, the Man Child finally slowed down, and he crashed hard (much like a child crashes after a long day of activity and sugar).  I had no problems with him falling asleep early this time.  We had a long day scheduled for day 2 of our adventure.  I’ll take any down time when I can get it!

Stay tuned for part 2 of our D.C. trip.  You won’t want to miss the Man Child’s trip to the driving range.

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