Saturday, September 19, 2009

Househunters Northern Virginia

We did a fair amount of running around today. In the morning, Sophie and I accompanied my cousin Jenny to look at homes for sale. For Sophie, this meant a lot of wandering around, observing flowers and reaching for potentially dangerous objects in people's homes.

I'm quite sure this orange barrier was meant to keep children out.

A bit of unexpected beauty in a construction area.

Afterwards, we grabbed some dim sum at Mark's Duck House. It was one of the best dim sum experiences I've had in Virginia. There were a good variety of offerings and the quality was high.

Sophie's cousin (and frenemy) Bodhi joined us for lunch.

Sparring with forks.

Getting a picture with Sophie was hard, since she could not stop watching the DVD player.

Pretty disgruntled at having to turn away from the video.

After a very nice 3-hour nap, we headed over to Reston Town Center for dinner. We had wanted to try out the new burger joint, The Counter, for a while now. They offer burgers made with vegetarian-fed, antibiotic-free beef. I would rate it as an OK experience. On one hand, I'm glad that more and more local places are offering all-natural beef. On the other hand, it was not as good in taste or value as a place like Ray's Hell Burger.

Mark your burger choices here.

I had a chicken breast sandwich with sprouts, grilled onions, a fried egg and garlic aioli.

Darren had a burger with hard boiled eggs, bermuda red onions, black bean and corn salsa, and apricot sauce. It was a real mess!

Sophie kept busy re-arranging the salt and pepper shakers.

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