Monday, March 31, 2008

DC and Opening Day Baseball

Wow, who would have thought that driving a couple hundred miles to see trees would be worth a trip? We drove 4 hours (traffic delays) to get to DC and 3 hours back to P-Towne to go and see the Washington DC Cherry Blossoms and it was worth it.

They were stunning. They were beautiful. They were really, frigg'n cool.

Even on the drive up we were questioning our sanity. Why are we driving to see trees. We have so much stuff to get done before our two weeks apart (more on that on Tuesday). We are going to miss church Sunday morning. Neither one of us should spend the cash.

Every excuse we thought of, went rushing out the window after just five minutes around the water. The pink and white blossoms with the monuments in the background were, quite simply, amazing. It was a little cold (yea, I know, there I go with the weather again), but we stopped and looked at trees up close and at a distance, then we stood in awe.

Sure, it was crowded, like crazy crowded. Picture Disneyland on a 80 degree Saturday in June crowded, but I would so do it again.


On the way up we stopped at the Principle Art Gallery in Alexandria, VA. They are the dealer for one of our favorite artists, GC Myers. It was so cool to finally make it in there and see all of the Myers paintings that we have really only seen on-line.

Did you hear the news? The baseball season is underway. I might have taken 1/2 a day off from work today to sit in front of the TV and watch baseball. Does that make me sick?


Just in case anyone is keeping track (I am, so that is why it is here) are my picks for the season:

AL East - Boston
AL Central - Cleveland
AL West - Seattle
AL Wildcard - Detroit

NL East - Philadelphia
NL Central - Chicago
NL West - Arizona
NL Wildcard - New York Mets


Have a great March 31st...Birds are chirping, Baseballs are flying, and Bogart in P-Towne is checking in as happy!


Scarlett Wanna Be said...

Has anyone asked when you and your lady are going to get engaged? I think it is a valid question and deserves and answer.

Katelin said...

sounds like a great weekend, i love dc in spring time. and baseball, ah, heaven. let's go dodgers! :)

for a different kind of girl said...

Gorgeous shots you got. Glad you had such a great time...but did it top the half day off today to watch baseball?

Amy said...

It looks like the long ride was totally worth it!

Bogart in P Towne said...

Scarlett - No comment.

Katelin - You mean, Go Padres...right?!

DKG - Thanks...and the baseball day was a close second.

Amy - Totally.

Stacie said...

Wow! So glad you and Claire were able to see the Trees.. I went for a couple of hours on Sunday but it was cold and not very good for pics. Saturday would have been perfect, but that was motorcycle class.
Glad you had a good time!

Circus Kelli said...

I love that you made the drive just for the trees. That's awesome.

Chicago - Sox or Cubs? (I'm just a girl and not sure which is American League and which is National League and I'm too lazy to look it up.)