Monday, April 15, 2013

The DC Cherry Blossoms

This past week my daughter and I made a whirlwind trip to Washington, DC to see the cherry blossoms. We were lucky to catch them at their peak, and they did not disappoint.

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We began our day with a brief visit to the capitol to see the new statue of Rosa Parks.

Rosa Parks Statue 

If any American deserves a statue, Rosa Parks certainly does!

We love our capitol building! I couldn’t help but snap a couple of other photos.

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The statuary is great and we are always amazed at the beauty of the capitol rotunda.

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We rented bicycles and road down to the tidal basin to view the cherry blossoms.

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You can see in the photo above, that it was very crowded. We had to walk our bikes part of the time.

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There I am in the photo above on my rental bike.

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The weather was spectacular and a great day for outdoor painting!

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We thoroughly enjoyed our quick visit. If you would like more details with better pictures you can visit my daughter’s blog by clicking here.

Have a great week!

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Vel Criste said...

Oh wow! Thank you for that lovely tour! I've been to DC only once, and never got a chance to go inside the Capitol building or see the cherry blossoms at their peak. Wondrful! Your pictures are beautiful dear. :-)

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

My cousin lives in Arlington and sent me a few images of the blossom. I can't imagine seeing them in person.

On the sidebar of my blog is a working link for Reve. Thank you so very much for your interest.

Have a lovely day!