I stopped home after work to collect Kelly, and we headed over to Crystal City Sports Pub for happy hour. We parked where we usually park, in a zone where permits are required until 5 pm. Like always, we got there at about 4:50 pm. We drove around looking for a legitimate spot, but couldn’t find one, so we went back and parked in the permit zone.
It was a nice happy hour. Leanna was there as was Maggie, Jesseca and John. We had a nice time. Crystal City Sports Pub was packed (March Madness) so we went to the place on the corner, Tortoise & Hare, which turned out to be nice, and not nearly as crowded.
When we headed back to the car, you can guess–I had a parking ticket. It was the first ticket of any kind that I have ever received. $40. I tend to think of it like paying for parking in a major city, like New York. I can pay the ticket online and I’ll pay it over the weekend.