Saturday, March 10, 2007
The best part of living in DC is the daily access to all of the monuments and museums.
The super best part of living in DC is the daily *preseason* access to all of the monuments and museums.
Bambina and I drive by "the little dome," aka The Jefferson Memorial, every day (as opposed to The Big Dome which is the Capitol). I've been telling her for months now that as soon as the weather got warmer we'd go inside the little dome and say hello to Thomas. Today we got up, got out, and did just that. And, it being right before cherry blossom time, we managed to drive right up, park, get out, walk around the tidal basin and up to the Jefferson Memorial without a single hitch.
Needless to say, Bambina had a great time. The cherry blossom branches are very low in some spots (so low you have to be careful not to clothesline your toddler if she's riding on your shoulders), so she was able to touch them. We saw Thomas, said hello, then sat on his steps to watch the planes descend into National Airport ("Reagan National" for those of you who don't live here and don't know that no one actually calls it that). We took some photos, had lunch at a local kid-friendly pub, played with some dogs from the humane society at a local pet store's doggie day, ate ice cream on a park bench, then came home for nap time.
I'm not sure how your weekend is going, but mine has been pretty d*mn fantastic.