Cherry Blossom Weekend

We got the gang back together this past spring for the Cherry Blossom 10 miler. It was a nice chance to see old race friends we don’t get to see that often, and for them to meet Elena. Janine also threw Ron a surprise birthday party, which was pulled off perfectly!

We started off the weekend by Conley, Doug, and I meeting up with Michelle (who I hadn’t seen in AGES) and Amber at the Portrait Gallery to check out the new Obama portraits, which are amazing. The Obama one is so striking in color in person, and I adore everything about Michelle’s also.

Obama’s had a crazy long line for it – and Michelle’s had less of a line and more a giant crowd of people.

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After relaxing a short while at home post-museum, we headed out to Janine and Ron’s apartment, where the party goers were assembling in the party room. Ron thought they were just running back to the house to drop some stuff from Target off. :D He was very surprised. The party was super-hero themed.

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Elena and I headed into DC by ourselves mid morning to meet up with Doug post-race to see Cherry Blossoms. The others went to shower at the hotel and we all met up for brunch! Doug also managed to find our niece and her fiancé, which was nice, so we got to say hello to them too.

Here we are checking out the cherry blossoms with a million other people!

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Elena is about as impressed with cherry blossoms as she was with snow!
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Awww
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This was the view from our friends’ hotel room!
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We got brunch at the Hamiton (our friends really really like anything associated with Hamilton)
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Also Elena had a poopsplosion, and the restaurant didn’t have a changing table in the bathroom. :-/ But they were nice and let us go upstairs to an empty dining room and I used our changing pad on the floor. Fortunately I had a spare outfit! :-)

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It was so awesome to see everyone, I just wish we had more time!!