|crossing a bridge on M Street entering georgetown|
Superking occasionally has to work at a customer site in DC and this particular customer is right on the edge of Georgetown, right on M Street. So he asks me last night, "Do you want to go with me? We should be there a couple hours." I'm like, "Yeah that'll be fun!" He goes to work and I walk down M Street to do some shopping!!
|looking down M Street|
|cool colorful old buildings|
So of course, the first thing I do is walk straight down to Georgetown Cupcake on the 3300 block. I knew they would be opening soon and the line would form fast. I got there and there was only one guy standing in line so far! Awesome! I hop in line, Number 2, behind him. He was a nice guy from Idaho visiting with a high school group he teaches. He heard all about the cupcakes and knew he had to get a box to take home to his wife that afternoon.
|lots of cupcakes|
|lots and lots of cupcakes|
The flavors I got this time were...2 Chocolate Hazelnut, 2 Cherry Blossom, 1 Hummingbird, and 1 Peanut Butter Chip. AND I even got a FREE SECRET cupcake! SSHHHH!! Don't tell anyone!
|cute little blue bird on the hummingbird cupcake|
If you follow them on facebook they alert you to a daily secret cupcake flavor thats not on the menu. Theres only 100 of them, 1 per customer, and of course you gotta know what it is to mention it at the register. And its free! Did I mention there were free cupcakes involved? Today's secret flavor was Strawberry Lava Fudge. Yumma yumma!! It was difficult to only eat half of it so I could let Superking taste it later.
|secret cupcake with fondant DC cupcake emblem|
Anyway, after my cupcake adventures, I walked back down M Street and hopped in a few shops. One of my faves is Anthropologie. I love their clothes but they're so expensive! However they generally do have a pretty decent clearance section where everything is marked down really low. I picked up a couple shirts with bright springy colors.
|hungry cupcake customers|
|time to make more cupcakes|
By then, my arms were full of bags and umbrellas in case of impending rain. I needed a rest! So I went into the triple decker Barnes and Noble, got a drink and a crossword book, and settled down at the cafe bar with a big picture window overlooking M Street.
|eating lunch in the car parked at a Gtown Parkway overlook|
Ah! Cupcakes, shopping, books...this is the life! Even with a few rainy sprinkles, it was a beautiful walk down the busy street. Even the honking horns in traffic sounded melodious to me today. Why can't every day be like this?