In truth, the tourists never stopped coming. A brief walk around the Mall is a fine way to spend a few weekend hours.
The Memorial's an easy target. Doesn't take much imagination. Moving moments occur every 15 minutes. Visitors with tracing paper, touching the name of their loved one. Vets gathering to remember a buddy.
Onward to the Monument. On this low-50s day, people were flying kites, walking and playing softball.
Across Constitution and up 14th street, you come to the White House. And even though it's cool, and you may be wearing gloves and a hat, the tourists pause to look at the back yard of the President. And everybody wants a picture.
There! I found my theme.