Saturday, June 28, 2008

Jazz in the Garden

As I like to do on Friday afternoons during the summer, yesterday I rounded up a group of friends and headed to Jazz in the Garden at the National Gallery of Art. We knew that there was the chance of scattered thunderstorms but decided to head out anyways. Jazz in the Garden is so much fun, you spread out a blanket, bring some snacks, and then enjoy time outside with your friends catching up on life with jazz playing in the background. So peaceful.

Or at least it was until the thunderstorms came. When it started to rain it was only light so we just packed things up into a small pile and sat there in a circle with our umbrellas up. It wasn't so bad and before we knew it the rain had subsided. But then it came back with a vengeance! Huge drops falling from the sky at an unbelievable rate and all we could do was sit there and watch as the water soaked the blanket we were sitting on. But just like before, the heavy rain subsided and we were able to enjoy the rest of the concert.

In the end it was lots of fun. Good conversation, a nice spread of picnic food items and a pitcher of sangria. I have to admit this is quite possibly one of my favorite DC activities for the summer. It reminds me of the concerts I used to go to in LA by the Santa Monica Pier. Same idea, different location, different group of friends, but just as much fun.

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