Friday, March 23, 2012

This post sponsored by Japan... and Barack Obama


You gotta do it! Seriously. I'm sure it will be a shock to your system at first, but I really think it would look fantastic!!!

I gotta tell you about my terrific night last night. Not only did the Louisville Cardinals beat #1 seed Michigan State: CARDS!,  but Jeff and I decided last minute to head to the Mall to check out the world famous cherry blossoms.  The day started out kinda cloudy, but the sun broke in the afternoon and it was just too nice out to pass up. 

We're out of town this weekend (and the weekend crowds can be prohibitive in my opinion), so instead of going home to do laundry and pack for our trip to Boston this weekend, we decided to play hooky from our chores and have a picnic dinner under the blooms. Ahhhh

Due to the warm winter (amazing), the blooms, which on average peak on/around April 4th, this year peaked on March 20th! 

Oh, and then we saw the President. Well, kinda. As we were heading over to the tidal basin, three Marine helicopters flew low overhead, the sure sign that Obama was in one of them and was being dropped off on the South Lawn of the White House. I will have lived in DC for 12 years! this fall, and I still think this is an awesome sight. It's just plain cool.

Hope you enjoy the pics!

We walked to the Jefferson Memorial for our picnic of what else... Sushi! 

My absolute fave: spicy crunch shrimp roll from Spices in Cleveland Park

To our readers: If you live in DC, check out the blossoms soon, before they're gone! And if you don't live in DC, make sure this is on your bucket list, there's really nothing like it.

Happy Friday, Happy Birthday Lizard and GO CARDS!

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