Woke up to an overcast day in Virginia, USA. But still the temperature was hovering around 45F (7C) and got to a nice 55F (13C) or so. Little bit rainy, but nothing to write home about….although…that’s sorta what I’m doing right now!
Today, I went and met up with my mate Dougall and we went and had my first true blue yank American Burger at Fuddruckers. Weird name for a shop, but their Southwest Burger with Guacamole and Bacon was damn good! You sorta have to build it yourself. You get the basic burger, (cooked to taste. I had it Medium Rare) and then you can put in tomato, lettuce, salsa, jalapenos or whatever you want in it. Then you close it up, try and fit it into your mouth and chew.
I would be taking photos of all this stuff, but I have not yet got my dream camera. Hopefully this week!
After the burger, we wandered up F Street to the MCI Arena to see if we could catch the afternoons hockey game. We got 3 tix and went in so I could experience my first US Team Sport on my checklist of Ice Hockey, Baseball, Basket and Football (Gridiron). I saw the Washington Capitals (Caps) squeeze past the Tampa Bay Lightning 2-1 with a goal 2:20 from the end of the game. It was fast and there is non-stop entertainment! There’s Smile Cam, Dance Cam, Play of the Week, the Circles of Fortune (where you have to slide the puck into the 4 penalty circles and the centre). Overall it was a damn fine day!
First day at the Embassy tomorrow. Always nervous when I start a new job, but a new job in a new country….man….