Sunday, June 8: Isn’t it funny sometimes how we’ll spend thousands of dollars to travel to distant lands, yet we’re often too lazy to venture out to discover new places in our own backyards? It takes some prodding, but this morning, I talk Mike into going with me into DC to visit Eastern Market. I’ve heard about it over the years, but I’ve never been before.
Even though we live in the District’s Northern Virginia suburbs, it’s not often we feel like trekking into the city. Parking is a hassle and at this time of year, the city is thick with tourists. Today is no exception; we have to drive around quite a long time to find a parking spot, and then we have to walk quite a distance to the market. We could have taken metro, but honestly, I find that more of a hassle than dealing with parking. Here are some of the houses in the Capitol Hill neighborhood around Eastern Market. According to its website, Eastern Market is Washington DC’s original and premier food & arts market. Located in the heart of the historic Capitol Hill neighborhood, Eastern Market is DC’s destination for fresh food, community events, and on weekends, local farm-fresh produce and handmade arts and crafts.
We come across a cute shop with exotic things for sale. The shop reminds me of all my travels through Asia, making me nostalgic.
We’re lucky in that we’ve picked a beautiful day. At this time of year in Washington, it’s often too hot and humid to be outdoors, but the weather today is in the 70s and breezy. It’s a perfect day for an outing. I manage to control my impulses to buy anything, despite many temptations.
We do have lunch after we walk through the sprawling market. I’d highly recommend visitors to DC visit this lively market: Eastern Market