This year, we finally got our act together enough to both remember when the kite festival was, and to then put that knowledge to use, and go to the darn thing!
After having gone once or twice, every year since then, Mom and Dad always realize that the festival had happened a week before or something like that. The festival itself takes place at the same time as the Cherry Blossom Festival in DC... You can check out pictures and a post from me about the Cherry Blossoms themselves HERE....it is a beautiful time of year to be here, and you can also see a rare picture of me wearing a shirt with buttons if you click that link...
So Mom and I went down to the National Mall to meet Dad after work, and were welcomed with a whole slew of kites in the sky! They are AMAZING! The sky is literally filled with hundreds of kites, and they have special events for the pros out there...there is even an event where you can battle with the kites...it's pretty exciting.
...not so. Mom was a trooper and walked no less than 50 miles (I may be exaggerating about that) to hunt one down...she is pretty awesome.