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*Running along the C&O Canal and waving to the boats.
—Alicia D’Alessandro, Glover Park
*The Legg Mason Tennis Classic at night under the lights.
*A run in the wee hours before the pavement is just too hot and the air so humid.
—Anita Sharma,Cleveland Park
*Going to the Maine Avenue wharf in DC to get live crabs and taking them home and steaming them with friends and cold beer.
—Anthony Brown, Laurel
*Going to the zoo and getting under the sprinklers.
*The Capital Fringe Festival in July.
*Going to the Mall on the Fourth of July and finding fireworks ash in your hair the next day.
*Sitting on the lawn at Wolf Trap with friends and a bottle of wine.
*Going to Nats games and drinking beer while eating some Ben’s.
—Kathleen Blanche, Herndon
*Epic thunderstorms, unless they blow out your power for a couple of days.
—Hoang-Kim Vu,Foggy Bottom
—Stephanie Paulson, Clarendon
*Picnics in the Bishop’s Garden on the grounds of Washington National Cathedral.
*Riding bikes on the Capital Crescent Trail in the late afternoon.
—Leanne Loveday, Chevy Chase
*Friends with rooftop views of the Fourth of July fireworks.
—Katherine Giuffre, Silver Spring
*Finding one of the many random little patches of grass and lying down for a read, with my dog panting happily beside me.
*Flirting. Whether it’s a drink on the waterfront or a smile shared while crossing Dupont Circle, Washington gets flirtier over the summer.
—Nicole Landguth, Arlington
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