Thursday, March 31, 2011

Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington D.C.

After a brutal winter in most parts of the country, spring has arrived, finally! We were lucky to have our trip to Washington, D.C. coincide with the the first day of the Cherry Blossom Festival, which began March 26. Magnificent blooms from over 3,000 flowering cherry trees greeted us and the crowd as we braved the chilly and windy weather walking around the Tidal Basin.

We had parked in one of the Jefferson Memorial parking lots, all the way south at Haines Point. Unbeknownst to us, Haines Point looks out at James Creek Marina, where we had docked one sweltering August when we cruised the Potomac River almost ten years ago. It brought back fond memories of our stay at this incredible city.

Have you been to the Cherry Blossom Festival or visited Washington, D.C.? If not, you need to make plans to visit one of these days.

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  1. Auntie Eileen, this is such a beautiful place ! And your photos are amazing. I would love to visit Washington DC some day, I've heard a lot about it.

    1. Grace,
      Thank you for reading and linking this post to your FB. Yeah, put Washington D.C. on your list of places to visit. It is beautiful in the spring. Very international; the museums are top notched and FREE.

  2. I'm linking up your post to my Facebook Page !