Today we went to the Eastern Market. It was my first time going there and Heidi was showing us the ropes. Thanks to her for all of these photos.
I got a pair of earrings, a wooden block pendant, a bag of veggies, and a peach. We stopped at a Mexican/Salvadorian eatery. I got a chicken empanada. It was ok; very homemade-tasting, which I liked. Then we went to this awesome bookstore that the fire marshall should never come into. It used to be a tiny row house, no more than 12 or 15 feet wide, including staircases. They had books EVERYWHERE. Stacked from floor to ceiling in the front window, completely covering it. Four-foot stacks on each stairstep. In the door-less closets and kitchen cupboards. Even in the bathroom which they made public, they have books; there is a sign on the door that says something like, "when you are finished using the bathroom, please leave door open." They also had these great signs on simple index cards describing what was there. I bought a tiny book of Buddha's teachings for $2. At the end we took advantage of the free books table outside. We of course had to stop by the neighborhood's yarn store, Stitch DC. It was a great day. We were so tired by the end!