Since we weren’t going home for Easter we decided to make a weekend trip to DC to see the Cherry Blossoms. We have never been to the Cherry Blossom Festival or DC for that matter so we were excited!!! Bret was doubting me the entire week about the cherry blossoms blooming this weekend (because of the temp) BUT all my data said they would be a “peak blossom”. Well, like always, Bret was right and they were NOT at peak bloom however the “indicator trees” had blossomed so I was close. The few trees and flowers that were in bloom gives me hope that it will FINALLY STOP SNOWING IN PA (unfortunately, it’s snowing as I am writing this).
There was too long of a line at the paddle boats at the tidal basin so we headed to see the Jefferson and Lincoln Memorials and then we lucked upon the Annual Cherry Blossom Kite Flying Festival in front of the Washington Memorial. Later in the day, Bret and I found some nice looking lady who ended up selling me a used, broken kite! Bret couldn’t believe I bought it (really?!?!) but I know that Bret can fix anything! Thankfully we never travel anywhere without a wine opener (since Bret was sans Leatherman for once) and he was able to use that to fix the kite. It did not take me long at all to realize I suck at flying kites so Bret showed me how it was done…
Is there anything he isnt GREAT at?
When the wind died down, and after I irreparably broke the kite, we headed for the White House, MLK Memorial, Vietnam and WWII memorials and other less notable places. When the sun started to set we went by the Potomac and opened a bottle of Lynx wine and relaxed.
We then revisited some sights that I wanted to see lit up.
Sunday we spent the day at the Smithsonian Natural History Museum. Bret and I were slightly obsessed with all the African exhibits and I got goosebumps several times. I guess thats the sign of a great museum.