Thank You Mother Nature

Wednesday, April 8, 2009

I thought it would be nice to get out of the house away from all distractions (studying, chores, day-to-day crap) and spend the day in DC enjoying the cherry blossoms and spending time with each other. I think that in most cases when you have no plans and just go with the flow its invigorating. Unfortunately that wasn't the case for us. We ended up in some crazy traffic and were ready to rip each others heads off after we had been in the car for a few hours. Slow moving cars bring out the worst in people....let me paint a picture of how slow: there was a grandpa taking a stroll on the side of the road, I think he may have required a walker but left it at home, that was keeping up with our pace for miles...and miles...and miles.

And when we FINALLY got into the city there was not an inch to spare. I guess we weren't the only ones that wanted to get out of the house. We drove around looking for a parking space and ended up getting lost and suddenly we were on the freeway again. I wasn't ready to give up and thankfully we somehow ended up on the backside of The Capitol and I convinced Tanner (who was so ready to drive home) to stop when I spotted a place to park.

We parked and when we stepped out of the car it was an instant transformation for both of us. We completely forgot that we were upset. Its crazy how weather can affect your mood. But I'm glad it does -- because thanks to the beautiful weather, the day could not have been more perfect. We spent the rest of the afternoon just walking around the Capitol, talking, taking photos, people watching...oh and we went to this grill called the Capitol Lounge that had the BEST, greasy food that we've had in along time. What an amazing - and in the end - relaxing day!


Chris and Leslie said...

I love the montage! I also love that you put a countdown for the tax season on your blog:) I have the taxation of individuals course right now and most days I would like to beat my head on the desk... Looks like you guys are doing great out there!!! Hope all is well.

jhjonze said...

Cute pictures, I'm glad your day ended happy. Getting passed by old walking men makes any one grumpy!

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