This morning we got up to a beautiful Cinco de Mayo, the mostly American holiday celebrating our friends in Mexico. Please remember, May 5th is not Mexican Independence Day!! You can impress your friends today with some fun facts, like "Hey, dudes, pretty awesome how the Mexican Army reined victorious over the occupying French at the Battle of Puebla on this day in 1862, riiight???" And your friends will look at you, and say, "Yea, like when they got independenced, right?" And you will know better. :)
Given my present condition I could not partake of the much hyped tequila juleps of the day (how fortuitous to have 5 de Mayo y the Kentucky Derby on the same day??), so Eric and I decided to go out and get some air. Our Portuguese teacher told us that the Brazilian Embassy would be open to the public today as part of the Passport DC event (you may remember we attended this event in 2010...details here). So, we were off!
Upon arriving in Dupont Circle,we had to stop for cupcakes at Hello Cupcake!. Excellent decision, per usual. They even had margarita flavor!!
Quick peep into Rock Creek Park...if I didn't know better I would proclaim this to be junglelandia!
Peonies in bloom.
Here it is! We made it to the Official Residence of the Brazilian Ambassador and got a tour. Whee! We wound down our afternoon with some delicious Turkish food and managed to catch the train before the rain started. Que bom!