The weekend was awesome. Friday night, Jen and I hit the Annapolis Grill, where we were able to get what we were looking for but could not find in Annapolis itself. We met the owner, and he was very cool…even gave us a free slice of Key Lime Pie (although it didn’t seem to have any lime in it). We rolled out to the 9:30 club that night to see Lake Trout with Rena and Stephanie which was a good time. Saturday, it was an interesting brunch at Peppers, followed by a day cruising around Mount Vernon. There we were able to learn all about how Mr. Washington pioneered techniques such as crop rotation. That night, Jen made a mean dinner of penne with sausage meatballs and fontina cheese, preceeded by some great artichoke spread and brie on baguette. We downed two bottles of good cheap wine before heading out with Mircalla, Mike, Stephanie and boy to the Big Hunt. I have to say that I was pretty impressed with the jukebox in that joint. Danzig and Bjork…good stuff. Sunday was rainy as hell, and after fetching the morning coffee and paper, it was study time for most of the afternoon with the reward being another awesome dinner a la Jennifer. This time we were talking some nice marinated chicken breasts with some rice and her nectar beans. The culmination of the evening was seeing Robert Walter’s 20th Congress and Soulive at the 9:30 club. Robert Walter had Fred Wesley play trombone for nearly the entire set, and Soulive backed for an awesome singer named N’Dambi before coming out for their own blistering set. All in all, a great show which has completely whet my whistle for Jazzfest on Thursday.
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