We went out twice this weekend. Saturday we went to see Robbie Schaefer and Ellis Paul at the Barns of Wolf Trap. Since we went out to eat before a show there last week, we didn’t feel the urge as much and I grilled fajitas at home. Ellis Paul opened and was very good. We’d seen him several times before and liked him, but last night I’d picked up his last CD and had spun it a couple times over the past week, and he played every song I liked.
At intermission we caught up with the Jewells, then came back to see Robbie take over. He was great as well, but the best part was the encore when both of them came out. Another couple getting engaged was sweet, but the best part was when Robbie continued on a theme from his set about Ellis being so great he’d marry him, then they tried to sing the first verse from Simon & Garfunkel’s “America”. It didn’t quite work, they broke off laughing (and we were too): Let us be lovers, we’ll marry our fortunes together.
Today I was busy working on auctions, but my friend Chris was in town, and we went over to Don Pablo’s in Potomac Yards to meet him and his mum for lunch. It’s been a while since I’ve been to Pablo’s, and I’ve missed it – especially the queso. In addition to that, Jill had chicken tacos and I had a combo platter with a taco, enchilada and a chile relleno. Very tasty, and we were barely hungry enough for a couple of leftover slices of pizza for dinner.