Sexy Nerd was in Washington DC for business last week and I jumped at the chance to join him, eager to escape the darn allergens (my annual nemesis) at home. Unlike our last visit to DC, which was so brutally frigid I actually considered death-by-icicle rather than continuing to trudge along, the weather was sunny and perfect this time. On the day we flew home to Albuquerque, the daytime temperature plummeted down to the low 40s (30s with the wind chill - brrr!) so our timing couldn't have been better. We were supposedly too early in the year to catch the famous DC cherry blossoms in bloom, with the 2017 National Cherry Blossom Festival still several weeks away, but I can't help thinking this year's festivities may be mistimed. By the time visitors arrive to see the cherry blossoms, they're all going to be gone!
You'd never know it from this photo, but Sexy Nerd was actually having a great time walking through the cherry trees. So why so stern?
I made the mistake of asking him to smile.