Sunday, April 10, 2011
A "memorable" time was had by all when my sister & her husband came to visit DC for the cherry blossoms. First we couldn't get into the Library of Congress after waiting in line for a half hour because someone doubted the advice I gave NOT to bring an assault weapon (ok, maybe just a standard, run-of-the-mill pocket knife) with him into the city. Then someone got stuck on the metro train because it was crowded as the doors closed and whisked her away while the rest of stood on the exit platform eyes wide open like in the movies. Then it rained at Arlington Cemetery and the tomb of the unknown soldier and hail pelted our faces at the cherry blossom grove around the tidal basin. Then the line to get down into the Smithsonian metro station was so long that there was no way were going to take that stop. Then the restaurant we had planned to go to was closed. And even though everything went wrong that probably could have, we had an excellent time at the cherry blossom festival, rain, pretty trees, fireworks, and all.