April in DC: Couplets April 3, 2011 MaryAnn McKibben Dana They herald happy news that Spring Is Here! But a Tidal Basin trudge? No, not this year. They're lovely yes, but just not worth the mobs Of strollers, tourists, traffic. (Yes, we're snobs.) So our DC wisdom grows by leaps and bounds: To beat the crowds, view these on the Capitol grounds.