Monday, March 24, 2008

Easter Monday in Washington D.C.

This is Easter Monday. I had a medical appointment in Alexandria, VA this morning so after the medical procedure was over we drove five miles down the road to have a nice lunch in Old Town Alexandria. Afterwards we drove north on the George Washington Memorial Parkway to Washington D.C. passing Ronald Reagan National Airport along the way. When we drove around the mall and the U.S. Capitol we found many spring blossoms and spring tourists in town enjoying the nice weather. It is always fun to play tourist in D.C. and it is a great place to people watch. You will find lots of tour buses and people from all over the U.S. and the world doing the D.C. tourist thing. Right now the famous Japanese cherry trees around the tidal basin are beginning to bloom. We took a look but couldn't find a place to park at noon in order to snap a photo. I promise you that we will be back when the weather is warmer (in about a week) and the cherry blossoms are about to peak. I did snap from our moving car these photos: the U.S. Capitol building; tulips in bloom by the African Museum of the Smithsonian; a tall pear tree in bloom by a federal building and a big old saucer magnolia tree in bloom with yellow forsythia as a backdrop across from the Vietnam War Memorial.
Remember that you can click on each photo for a more detailed view.


fishing guy said...

Wow, you actually look like you have Spring. What a great area to take picture of scenery.
I going to ride with WVU & Texas as far as they go in the tournament.

Jenn K said...

Looks like you guys had a fun day. I'm tempted to go downtown to take pictures of the cherry blossoms, but I know that it gets packed with tourists and would be hard to get good shots.