Monday, May 5, 2014
National Cinco de Mayo Festival
It was a splendid weekend for outdoor activity. On Saturday evening we walked over to the Nationals Stadium for Opera in the Outfield. It was Mozart's Magic Flute simulcast from the Kennedy Center. After a short rain shower the show went on with a phenomenal sound system that it felt like we were indoors when the lights went out. Yesterday we took our usual Sunday afternoon walk over to the Mall. You never know what you are going to run in to. We heard the music from the distance, and walked towards the Washington Monument. It was the National Cinco de Mayo Festival complete with horses, cowboys, and salsa. As the time passed the crowds grew larger. It was so very colorful and energetic! Along the grassy mall were groups of kick ball and soccer teams seriously playing, and large groups meandering about. Last week was so rainy and miserable that to be outside after the long and harsh winter was simply wonderful. We returned home passing through the US Botanic garden and are never disappointed with the fountain in full splendor, and the varieties plant and flower life emerging with the changing seasons. Every time we think about where we would move it's hard to decide. There aren't a lot of places that have all of this free entertainment, and all we have to do is walk over to see it.