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The Cherry Blossom Festival

About the Trip

Towards the end of March, the Cherry Blossom trees awaken throughout the city of DC. Given as a gift from the Japanese as a token of friendship in 1912, these blossoms resemble mounds of pink fluffy cotton candy that transform the entire city into a kaleidoscope of color. We toured the Tidal Basin around dinnertime, when the crowds were not as dense.

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WHAT WE BROUGHT

A camera, our metro cards, light jackets, and comfy shoes.

HIGHLIGHTS

The highlights of this short little jaunt were of course the Cherry Blossoms. We toured the Roosevelt Memorial, walked through the park to the Reflecting Pool, and escaped the crowds to lounge under a canopy of Cherry Blossoms that lined the Potomac River.

LIVE AND LEARN

We should have brought a better camera, taken more pictures, and dressed more appropriately. The wind was chilly and as the sun went down, it got much colder. And we should have viewed the blossoms at their peak bloom. The blossoms are so fragile that even the slightest wind can tear the petals off.


Show me the dough

Metro trip for 2 = $10.00

GRAND TOTAL: $10.00


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