The Labor Day weekend went fast and although we didn't do anything too exciting on Saturday and Sunday, it was enjoyable even doing the mundane.
I was saddened to see an accident on the Sunday on the way to an art supply store. Gregg has been looking for these special brand of ink cartridges for his fountain pen and he thought they might have them. We passed two cars on the road at the oddest angle. Fortunately there was no one hurt but one of the cars was at a right angle with another, and the front end was totally crunched. We could not figure out how this could have happened, for the cars to be in such a position - it was an odd sight. There was a young man on the curb with his head in his hands and he was crying, poor lad. I'm sure it must have been such a shock and maybe he was also upset at the thought of having to talk to his mom and dad about the damage to their car. I'm not saying the accident was his fault because we don't know the circumstances but either way, I felt very sorry for him. There was a policeman at the scene taking notes from the other driver, and several people standing around. Makes you feel a bit reflective when you come on scenes such as this. When we made our way back we decided to take a different route as by this time there was quite a traffic jam.
Today we met up with our son for lunch and went to Big Bowl in Reston Town Center. The link to their website is here and you can find their menu here. We like the restaurant but haven't been there for a while.
Their specialty drink is a ginger ale and I had the one with passion fruit.
We started off with Chicken Potstickers which were delicious.
For our main meal I ordered the Sweet Ginger Sea Scallops and Shrimp.
Gregg had the Vegetable Green Curry.
Brad had the Orange Chicken.
For dessert we shared the most delicious cheesecake. This isn't the greatest picture but what I liked about it apart from how yummy it was, was the reasonable portion size for one person, smaller than most restaurants which I always find too much. This was just enough. Gregg's dish was spicier than he is used to and I suggested that the cheesecake might put the fire out, any excuse for dessert right? It worked. The cheesecake had tiny pieces of peaches mixed in and came with a peach topping which I wasn't sure about, so our waitress suggested we leave that off. It was the best cheesecake I had tasted in a while and I told her next time I would try the topping.
Gregg took our photo outside the restaurant and I took others on the way back to the parking garage.
Gregg was thinking of taking a couple of days off so that next weekend we could go away for a few days. However, it looks like the rain is heading our way and will be staying all week and into next weekend. I think we may postpone our road trip and go when we get our sunny weather back.