Entries Tagged as 'arlington'

Views From My “DC” Trip

November 18th, 2012 · No Comments

I went on a trip out to “Washiington DC” the week before last. In quotes, because I don’t know if I was ever actually in Washington DC. I stayed in Arlington, VA and had a client meeting, I thought in Virginia, but I just looked it up now and it was in Maryland!


The view from my hotel. I think I can see one or two Arlington-ish buildings in between the generic hotels.


The view from my flight from DCA to ORD. It looked like you could walk on the clouds.

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Memorial Day at Arlington Park

May 31st, 2005 · No Comments

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Yesterday I went with Amy, Scott, Jen, and Adam to see the horses race at Arlington Park. I hadn’t been to a horse racing park for about 5 years when I went to Del Mar in California so it was cool to check it out again. Most everything was the same but at Del Mar I don’t remember betting at all and this time I placed $2 bets on several different horses in different races throughout the day.

One race I picked who I thought would win but then was tracking down an ATM and lunch so I missed placing my bet. Of course, the horse I wanted placed 2nd. Then once I said who I thought but just didn’t bet and that horse won. Finally I got a payout on the last race of the day. I placed two separate $2 bets on that race on one of the horses I picked came in first. I won $8.80.

Overall, I came out only slightly ahead, but at least I wasn’t in the hole!

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Fondue at the Melting Pot

December 3rd, 2003 · 13 Comments


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Sue & Jeff at the Melting Pot


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Jeff’s drink at the Melting Pot


My drink at the Melting Pot

On the last night of our Thanksgiving vacation we went out for dessert at the Melting Pot in Arlington, VA. Sue, Jeff, Kelly & I shared the regular sized Bailey’s Irish Cream Dream chocolate fondue (milk chocolate swirled with Bailey’s Irish Cream). For dipping you get two plates filled with fresh strawberries, bananas, and pineapple, plus cheesecake, nutty marshmallows, pound cake and brownies. To drink I had something called the Yin & Yang. On the menu it is described as “The perfect balance of Godiva White Chocolate, Stoli Vanil Vodka, Crème de Cacao, and Ice Cream topped with chocolate shavings to give you peace of mind”. This was my first fondue experience and I don’t think I’ve ever had a better dessert in all my life!!

I was surprised to see that the Melting Pot has a restaurant in Appleton and is opening one soon in Milwaukee. Does anyone know of a Fondue restaurant in New York?

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