Our friends, Garrett and Caroline, joined us in Richmond for the weekend. We were excited to have them come stay with us in our new home and check out the city we live in. We drove downtown and strolled along the Canal Walk to find quite a few people enjoying the beautiful weather and jumping off the railroad tracks into the James River.
We had our first cookout with friends to celebrate the Independence of our country! Raena, a friend from Preston's work, and her boyfriend Jesse brought along their bundle of joy to test out how our house would hold up with a dog running around. Bouvie was very well behaved and quite the entertainment! We used our new grill to cook up some hamburgers and ribs... thankfully Jesse was Preston's right hand man on the grill and made sure everything was cooked properly! We really enjoyed spending time with friends (something we don't get to do enough).
On Monday, we drove to Washington D.C. with Garrett and Caroline to join the other several hundred thousands of people celebrating our Independence Day. We went to the Holocaust Museum and the Museum of Natural History, walking around for a few hours and enjoying the sights DC has to offer. We made sure to bring chairs this year to watch the fireworks show on the Mall. It was a great show and we managed to make it out of DC relatively quickly.
All in all, we had a nice weekend with good friends. Hopefully we won't have to wait for another holiday to have a cookout with friends or family!