It's easy to get swept up in all the politics and forget what an amazing part of the country we live in. Zack and I took the metro downtown tonight to go take a look at the corpse flower that's blooming in the US Botanical Gardens right now. It's not in full bloom yet, but we definitely got a whiff of what is to come! We took the time to walk through all the gardens, take pictures, and then admire the Capitol, Washington Monument, ducks in the Capitol Reflecting Pool, and a ton of other monuments. We really had a great time.