February 27, 2009
One of the first things you’ll notice in Washington D.C. this time of the year is the sheer cold, the rush of sirens and the empty cherry trees. Arriving late at night with a full array of lights topping the tallest of buildings, or the way a shining star sits atop a Christmas tree, suddenly an amazing moment becomes even more amazing, when out of the right side of the window, we could see the White House. We meaning me and my girlfriend, who has accompanied me on this portion of the trip — stop No. 2 on the Surfing Soapbox world tour.