This past weekend, I took advantage of the beautiful sunny weather and braved the tourists to go downtown. I went to the National Mall to take some pictures and be lazy, but the wind was insane, so I quickly took my pictures and ran inside the Smithsonian Castle. In all reality, I should have expected the wind, since it’s characteristic of this time of year in D.C. I don’t know if it’s lake-effect wind coming off of the ocean or what, but it’s pretty fierce (thank you, Tyra Banks). I was especially excited to see some cherry trees blooming already. Can’t wait for the festival!