We're impulsive so when my brother said he was going to DC to see the cherry blossoms, we jumped right up and said we'd go - never mind that we have a 4 month old and the other kids. We'd be game to jump on the metro and ride on into DC!
Sam's fine, he just didn't see any reason to smile. He's stoic that way.
The metro was fine up until we got close to the city then it got jam packed and it was interesting getting 3 little people off. With 3 adults we all grabbed one child and herded them off the train. I had the baby in a front pack and she was remarkably calm but I did have to stand for most of the ride to keep her calm so that was tiring.
We're all wearing jackets but it was actually quite hot once we started walking around. It was also very bright and I forgot sunscreen because who thinks of sunscreen in April!
So we very quickly snapped photos of cherry blossoms and then went into a museum for the next few hours to avoid the heat.
We did not walk around the tidal basin to see all the trees - not with 3 small children! And we left after one museum! But upon our return home, we did stop in Germantown and have the most amazing Indian food ever at Thayekari Indian Bistro.