This time of year, the number of tourists in Washington is on the way down. Oh, we still have plenty of stragglers in town.
And why shouldn't they be here? Fall is one of the best, prettiest times in Washington, which is one of the most beautiful cities in the World. Just look what you are missing: October rains seem to clear our air and brighten everything around them. They make the world look richer, cleaner, and more colorful.
Yes, it's a change from the summer heat. And still different from the snows ahead. It's a moment in time to relish the last days of warmth, store up memories and prepare for long months of cold ahead.
Or at the very least, get out the skis and enjoy an afternoon of polishing them in the carport with the rain running by alongside.