Celebrating Jennifer's Birthday
A weekend with my daughter in Washington, DC
(September 11 & 12, 2010)

Driving to Greenbelt, MD and taking the Metro into the city

meant total vehicular freedom and an escape from usurious parking fees.
Jennifer and I did some food shopping Saturday afternoon
and went to dinner at Montmartre, DC, a delightful French bistro.

Sunday morning I headed over to the Capitol for the
9/12 "Remember in November" rally, where my friend John Gimbel
joined me in the press section. I had an opportunity to interview
one of the keynote speakers, Rep. Mike Pence (R, IN-6).
Click here to watch that brief clip and click here to watch his speech.

Jennifer and I at Montmartre, 9-10

Jennifer had escargots as an appetizer and pork cheeks with a dense demi-glaze sauce.
I started things off with a salmon tartare and seaweed salad, and also had the pork cheeks.
We shared an ample and delicious chocolate mousse for dessert.
I relented on my no-alcohol regimen with an estate-bottled Bordeaux from Medoc.

Anne, the manager at Montmartre, DC

Anne, the manager at Montmartre, was welcoming, charming, and kind,
and Jonathan, our server, was genial, skilled, and knowledgeable.
These two delightful French-Americans made it a perfect evening for us.

Jennifer's birthday video

Click here (or on the YouTube screenshot above)
to watch the video I put together to mark Jennifer's birthday.

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