Washington D.C. in the Spring: Cherry Blossoms at Their Peak

We’ve been traveling quite a bit. We met up with my sister in Washington D.C. who flew in from Nashville for a couple of days.  Our family took the opportunity to see some sites while my sister was working. We had to check out the cherry blossoms along the Tidal Basin:

IMG_3660TidalPoolOn our walks we saw the Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial (from afar, the kids didn’t have the energy to walk all the way down), and the U.S. Post Office. The Washington Monument is being repaired due to damage from the earthquake that struck the east coast in August 2011.

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We went to the Cherry Blossom Festival and enjoyed some of the activities for kids.

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We also went to the Smithsonian Natural History Museum and spent a lot of time browsing at all the exhibits.

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Everyone crowded around this car with Obama’s picture on the side and the Obama license plate on the front… I felt like I should take a picture too, though I don’t know the significance!! Yup, crowd mentality!!

Obama-Car

If you ever get a chance to see the cherry blossoms in D.C. they sure are beautiful… and with more than 3,000 trees planted around the city they make quite a sight!

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So that was it for our trip to D.C.! There is SO much more to do (we didn’t visit ANY of the monuments!)… We could easily spend a full week or more there!

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