Joe had never been to Urban Eats and I thought it was about time he saw the place. We ordered sandwiches and a muffin to split, headed over to a table by the window. We ate our sandwiches and played a game I call, Name the Chapters of Your Life. You start out by estimating how many chapters you've had in your life thus far, were you to write an autobiography. Then, you tell the other person the title of each chapter (what the content would include, why it deserves a chapter in your book, etc). It was fun and helped us learn more about each other. Then, after lunch, I showed Joe where my paintings used to hang in Urban Eats.
my paintings hanging in Urban Eats, October 2011
a few of the historic homes in Lafayette Square
Joe had never been, so we took a walk down Park Ave, close to Lafayette Park and admired all of the houses on the block. I told Joe that Lafayette Square hosts a home and garden tour in the summer and a parlor tour around Christmastime. I went to both last year and loved seeing the inside of each home on the tours, hearing about the renovations and the care with which each was restored. I love that our city has historic homes and that there are enough people who care about owning and restoring them. Owning an old home is one of the items on my mental bucket list, and I am reminded of this goal each time I wander past these houses.