DC is a Blossomin’

The DC Cherry Blossoms were late this year, and it took three tries to see them in bloom.

TRIP #1

Mom, Dad, Rachel and Matt came to visit Easter weekend, and although this was the warmest weekend we’d had, the blossoms were NOT ready to bloom. The Peak was supposed to be this weekend, but obviously, it was pushed back… by two weeks.

Cherry Blossom Buds

 

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Trip #2

The weekend after our lovely visitors left, Madison and I walked down to the Mall, hoping to see the blossoms.  Both of us were traveling Sunday-Tues/Wed, and we didn’t want to miss them!  Unfortunately, they were still holding out.

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Trip#3

FINALLY! We made it down to the Mall on a gorgeous Friday evening, biking around the Tidal Basin and were table to see the beautiful blossoms IN BLOOM.

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For all of you who couldn’t make it down to see the blossoms, I hope these photos will do, and that they’ll remind you that spring is just around the corner! Talking to you, New England!

March 24 – Rainy tour of the monuments with our NYC visitors!

Pink flowers growing on a tree trunk

 

Sarah and Pete came to visit and we took them on a walking tour of the city.  Luckily the rain held off while we walked down to the Mall – it was such a nasty day, they missed 80’s and sunny by 24 hours! By the time we made it to the Tidal Basin, the rain was coming down pretty hard.  We posed for pictures and then hopped in an Uber car to go home and get dry. Definitely a “came, saw, and conquered” moment.

Of course, our culinary tour started off with Zorba’s for lunch.  Dinner was at Lost Society, and drinks later at Bar Pilar and Black Jack. We had a good time exploring and also relaxing.  We cozied up on the couch and watched Limitless, a Bradley Cooper movie about this drug that turns on all your brain’s receptors so you can recall information and details you normally wouldn’t pick up on.  It was really interesting, thanks for the recommendation Pete!

Always great to catch up with old friends!

-V