Friday, April 9, 2010

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Easter Weekend, Neicy and I took off and went to Washington DC.  I had never seen the Cherry Blossoms and it is an experience I recommend to anyone!  They are BEAUTIFUL!  See:

We got there on Friday, checked into the hotel and started walking.  The weather was gorgeous, the company as always was wonderful and the sites were lovely!  We walked around the mall and up to Chinatown.  We probably walked about 7 miles.

Saturday was a little cloudy to start but the sun quickly came out.  We again started out on the Mall, headed to the Capital and then made our way to the Lincoln Memorial.  A little detour to the Vietnam Memorial and then over to the Tidal Basin for a close up of the trees.  We ended up over by the Jefferson Memorial and then made our way back to the hotel to call Neicy's daughter who lives in Fairfax.  She was coming into DC to join us for dinner and to see the fireworks.

Neicy and I also walked into town for drinks while waiting for Allie to get into town.  We ordered a Cherry-Sherry Martini.  It was yummy and sitting outside watching the city go by was so nice that we ordered another.  Never did we ask the PRICE of these special drinks so when the bill was brought we went into sticker shock!  They were $12 per DRINK!  Plus TAX.  Crap!   OK!

After the Martini's we picked up Alli and Aaron and walked to dinner.  After dinner, we headed to the Waterfront for the fireworks.  Then WALKED back to the hotel.  I mapped out most of the walking we did and it totaled about 15 miles.  No wonder I couldn't feel my feet, I think I left them in the tidal basin!

Sunday dawned beautiful weather again.  Neicy had found this wonderful sounding cherry dish that we wanted to try but I wasn't able to get reservations at the place.  We walked to Founding Farmers, which when mapped out was over 2 miles from the hotel.  Ok.  Starting the day with a 4 mile round trip.  But, I wanted pics of the White House which was on the way.

Back to the food.  We ordered the Chocolate-Cherry French Toast to split as well as a breakfast for each of us.  I thought I died and went to heaven!  Fresh squeezed juices, cage free eggs!  YUMMY!!!  ALL the food was THAT good!  I didn't eat again until Monday morning!

After breakfast, we waddled back to the car and headed home.  Overall it was a very nice weekend!


  1. we just got back from spending the day in DC...was amazing. nice pics!

  2. Wonderful weekend. Your photos are fantastic!

  3. Ok that last pic got me hungry, lol. I also love DC, the sights, smells, sounds, very exhilerating.

  4. There really is quite a lot to see in DC. I could spend two days in the Smithsonian alone!


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