This weekend was action-packed for me. On Saturday, Mary 14, I went to the Gateway District Arts Open Studio Tour then I went to the Greek Festival in Lanham, Maryland where I purchased some Greek food as carryout. (I ate one of the meals when I returned home while storing the rest in the freezer to eat at later dates.)
On Sunday, May 15, I went to the Loudon Lyme 5K/10K/1K Fun Run in Ashburn, Virginia on behalf of a new startup trying to sell jumpsuits that had been treated with Sawyer Permethrin. After the event I stopped off at Tyson’s Corner Mall because it was located halfway between Ashburn and my home and I hadn’t been there since last year. On the way home I decided to make a return trip to the Greek Festival so I could purchase more Greek food as carryout where I consumed one meal but froze the rest for later.
The only major downside came on day 2 of the Greek Festival. It was a very windy that day and the wind was so bad that I drove relatively slow going to and from both the Loudon Lyme event and Tyson’s Corner Mall. It was when I came close to the Greek Festival that I had trouble. I decided to park a few blocks away in the former Kmart parking lot. As I was turning into that parking lot, a wind gust pushed my car into a curb, thus resulting in a flat tire. After I got the Greek food to take home, I managed to drive the few miles back to my home on that flat. (I had temporarily let my AAA membership expire because of tight finances and I couldn’t afford a tow truck.) The next day, with a little help from a few kind neighbors who live across the street from me, we managed to replace that flat with a temporary spare tire. I had to deal with driving as little as possible for a couple of weeks because I was waiting for money to come in so I could afford to get my tire fixed along with a much-needed oil change. But I digress.
I took a few pictures of the Greek Festival, including a self-guided tour of St. Theodore Greek Orthodox Church (where the festival was held). I have to say that the church itself is quite lovely with the traditional Eastern Orthodox religious art.