When I heard of the name Four Points, I had no clue it would be so beautiful. Seriously, the phrase reminds me of the movie “Gangs of New York” where Leonardo DiCaprio plays a young Irish immigrant who falls into the wrong crowd and ends up fighting a native gang in America. The film’s setting was an urban neighborhood called Five Points, the place where a Chinatown sits in New York now. Instead, we arrived to a house turned office building with a large backyard suited for Frisbee and soccer. People were cooking delicious food inside the kitchen, while half of us bathed in the sun.
Dinner turned out very well, and I tried biryani for the first time. I think I’m in love with that rice dish; it’s perfect. After we ate, it was time to head to Potomac Stadium to watch the Nationals junior team play baseball. Unfortunately, the weather added to my discomfort. Abdullah was my umbrella for a bit, but I left the game after a few innings. Looking back, I heard it was a great game, but it was too hot sitting in the bleachers. Some of the participants went out to play soccer instead. Mahri and Farangis joined in this time, so it was a fun game. I literally ran into a tiny accident, and perhaps overreacted afterward, but everything should be fine.The fireworks show was amazing,–if only I filmed it!
Image Source: I took it!
With much love, Kathy P.