We walked quite a bit, but the fruits were well worth our labor. After seeing Matthew Perry's sheer enjoyment when Selma Hayek presents him with these incredible hot dogs in the movie "Fools Rush In", the hubs and I were determined to experience the same joy.
Gray's Papaya has, what they call, the "Recession Special" which is two dogs and a drink for $4.95. Pretty good stuff. The dogs are not huge in size but make up for it in flavor. They offer only onions, sauerkraut, mustard, and ketchup for the toppings, which is more than enough considering just the dog and the toasted bun have enough flavor on their own. They also have a variety of fruity drinks to choose from, Papaya being one of them of course :) A little too sweet of a drink for me (I know, it makes no sense considering I am the sugar queen), but perhaps the other flavors are better.
I devoured one dog then gave my second one to a sweet lady who came and sat next to me while we were eating lunch.
Once our bellies were full of these delicious dogs (btw, I can now relate to your sheer joy, Matt), we headed for Bethesda Fountain. When we arrived, a camera crew was just starting to pack up all of the camera equipment from a movie shoot from earlier that day. The norm for this part of town I guess :)
Beautiful day, but hot!!
Next stop was The Met! The hubs and I are museum nerds, so this stop was a given. I have been once before, but its almost impossible to cover in one day so I was more than willing to go back. And I mean, when do you ever hear someone say "I don't feel like looking at van Goghs, Degans, Matisses, Picassos, Seurats, and Monets today". Ugh, so amazing...it freaks me out a little bit sometimes.
Georges Seurats "A Sunday on La Grande Jatte", painted when Seurat was only 25 years old (1884). One of the many painting pictures I took while we were there, but this one always seems to be one of my favs. It's just classic and makes me happy :) Just the fact that Seurat was once as close to this canvas as I am now...I can't think about it too much, it starts to freak me out.