Friday, April 06, 2007

Cherry Blossoms and Hain's Point

We braved winter's last gasp today. Yes, after a week of temperatures in the 70's and 80's, a weekend of blustery cold 40's rolled in for Easter weekend.

Despite the weather, we headed down to Washington DC to see what's left of the cherry blossoms. The most popular location for viewing the cherry blossoms is the tidal basin (near the Jefferson monument), and of course, we stopped off there first. Frank was thrilled to go along, and was spasmodic with delight barking at all the people, smelling all the new smells, and finding the odd hot-dog bun or candy wrapper to snarf down. You'll see from the pictures that he's got quite a wild eye, and his tongue is on full alert (a bit like the pilot light on a flame thrower).

The blooms were just past their prime, but we still managed to see a few trees looking very pretty.

Then, we headed over to the best kept secret in Washington: Hain's Point. This is a lovely little park across from Bolling AFB. The road to the park is lined with weeping cherries, and there is a really amazing sculpture at the end of the park.

As we arrived, the park was crawling with Asian teenagers, and Frank was an instant magnet for the young females in the group. Imagine clusters of teenage Asian girls, each armed with a digital camera of her own, swarming over the poor pooch, getting pictures of him, his odd tongue, getting pictures of themselves with Frank (you get the idea).

After the park, Grandma treated us to a special 3D showing of "Meet the Robinsons." This movie is the latest Disney animated picture, and I have to admit it was very imaginative and the story was pretty good. I didn't fall asleep in the movie, and the boys really enjoyed the 3D effects!

In all, it was a very good day. (Especially since I didn't spend it in the office!)

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