Come enjoy the afternoon outdoors with other geeks. We'll be enjoying the cherry blossoms, good food, and good company.
Bring your favorite springtime foods, desserts, or drinks to share. If you're able to bring something, I encourage you to post a comment letting us know in advance for the sake of coordination and to whet our appetites. :-)
There is a paddle boat rental facility at the tidal basin at 1501 Maine Avenue SW. We'll meet in front of the paddle boat rental at 2:00pm, then will stake out a spot within sight of the paddle boat rental so people joining later on can find us (look for the light blue blanket).
For those who would like to partake in paddle boating, it is $6/person per hour ($12/hour for a two-person boat), with bookings in hour-long increments. There are also four-person boats for $19/hour. The last call for boats is 5:00pm (to be returned at 6:00pm). If enough people say that want to do the boats, I'll reserve some in advance just in case they're not able to accommodate walk-ups.
METRO: The closest stop is Smithsonian. L'Enfant Plaza or Federal Triangle are also close.