First fact about me, I have lived in the DC area my whole life-minus the five years I was in college and grad school where I was in Harrisonburg, VA and Baltimore. I actually grew up in the house my dad grew up in. A true Northern Virginia Local-hard to come by-but this is truth. Despite this fact, I have never been to Eastern Market , until now.
January 1 may not have been the perfect day for this…it was a little dead…but I got the idea. And the idea was pretty amazing. We cruised the strip and saw some local artists’ work. Something else about me, when I start talking to someone who is selling something(for this exact reason I avoid people working at stores), I WILL feel pressure to buy something. Eastern Market may not be a perfect place for me for this reason. I walked away with a map of the city. One that you hang.
There was a guy very eager to sell strawberries for $1-which confused me. Where was he getting said strawberries? Did they start to grow because of the warm weather? How can he afford to be selling those berries so cheap? They were probably laced.
There is a flea market there too with some hilarious stuff and kettle corn. I love hilarious stuff and kettle corn. If I had not just eaten a little devil, I probably would have made 2 purchases. There were some sweet posters with weird stuff from long ago. But my personal favorite thing, has to be her:
That is really all from Eastern Market and all of the new things for this week. But don’t fret, we have some fairly riveting tales of other first time experiences for the rest of the week. Any good ideas for new things for week 2?