It's a perfect early summer day in DC, not too hot yet but extremely humid. It's going to be a sweet iced tea day later on, definitely, with lots of lemon and mint. The Rolling Thunder guys are here, rumbling up and down East Capitol Street in preparation for tomorrow's ride. Otherwise the city seems to have emptied. Citizens of the District often flee the city limits on Memorial Day weekend, while tourists pour into town. This afternoon after work I plan to walk down to the National Mall; I'm sure there will be throngs of people from elsewhere, partaking of the beauty and power of this city. I don't blame them for wanting to come here, but it can be challenging having to share the nation's capital with the rest of the nation.
One astonishing thing about getting older is the way time literally flies. I can't believe it's already summer. Didn't this year just start?
Happy weekend, happy summer. Onwards and upwards.