It was a whirlwind uneventful (as in a good way) day and evening. Both of our home teams won, thank goodness.Â Both environments were somber, respectful, and thoughtful, then energized, ecstatic, and dynamic.Â Congratulations to our Nationals who beat the Astros 8-2 (and for the 3 in a row home runs by Ian Desmond, Rick Ankiel and Ryan Zimmerman).Â Amazingly, we made it to the Nats and the Redskins games with virtually no traffic. Â The trick we discovered is to wait and not try to get there early.Â Kind of like when we went to OBX, we thought leaving “before everyone else got on the road” was the thing to do, when in actuality, we should have waited until all those fools (including us) were off the road, then one can make decent time.Â We were even in the FedEx Field Owners Club suite (thank you to my dear friend who generously gave us tickets) with drink in hand before the ceremony started.Â Oh and we got to park in the new NRG Energy solar paneled lot, which I immediately thought was some sort of fancy new fangled retro car port. I was like, What is Dan Snyder up to now???Â I’m actually quite impressed with the solar panels, which will provide enough energy to run the stadium on non-game days and 20% on game days. More to come on that though.
Singer Ne-Yo gave one of the most beautiful renditions of the National Anthem I’d heard in a long time and ahem, during the moment of silence, some of the crowd kept yelling “USA! USA! USA!” which was horrifying, spirited, but horrifying.Â My high light was seeing the unfriendliest sportscaster on television walk by to use the rest room : the one and only Troy Aikman.Â But even better was to catch a fast glimpse of the hilarious Joe Buck, who also breezed by during half time from the broadcast booth.
Enjoy some photos of a beautiful memorable day in Washington, D.C. and Landover, MD.
Pamela Lynne Sorensen is the founder of Pamela’s Punch, a leading source of information for the “who, what, when, and where” of Washington, DC’s elite social, professional, and philanthropic scene, which she founded in November of 2006. In 2012 she launched Pacific Punch, based in Los Angeles. Pamela comes from an extensive background in sales and business development from a variety of industries, has been involved with charities and fundraising for a number of years and holds several Board and leadership positions. She currently resides in Arlington, Virginia and when she’s not out on the town, she’s reading or writing while sipping fine wine, or traveling the country and the world ISO adventures, beauty, fun, food, style, libations, music, and the good life. Follow her on Twitter at @pamelaspunch.