It's turning into Outing Week here. We've been out and about so much with the recent thaw it's felt so good to stretch our legs and feed our minds. Another favorite spot in Washington DC is the United States Botanic Gardens.
It's like walking into a warm, earthy hug - perfect on a day when the cold is still nipping at your nose outside. "Mommy, this is like being back in Hawaii!" Well... close enough for here and now.
There's a desert plants area, medicinal plants area (my favorite!), and so on. But the tropical jungle room is a true oasis on a winter's day. How amazing to wipe sweat from your brow in February. ahhhhhhh.
It's full of fun things to see and touch and smell. And like everything out here on the National Mall, it's free. Thank you once again taxpayers!