If you know DC you know that there is about a three week window of total bliss and happiness during the spring. Why? Mostly because people know that the onslaught of humidity, mosquitos, and brutal swampy heat is headed our way and so we all run down to the tidal basin to see the Cherry Blossoms during our 20 days of comfortable weather! Yesterday, Shama and Alison and I joined the pilgramage. We braved the slow-walking tourists, Japanese tour groups, and crowds of people angling for that perfect picture and it was worth it. It was beautiful. And now I am ready to sweat it out - bring on the summer dog days!