Washington, D.C.: In Bloom (almost)

The second day of our weekend trip was spent walking around the Tidal Basin and National Mall area of D.C.  This past weekend was supposed to be the peak bloom for the cherry blossoms after a two week delay to the initial prediction.  It looks like they were still off in their prediction by several days to a week.  Next year, we might wait until it’s actually peak bloom before making any hotel reservations.

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It turned out to be a beautiful day after a chilly start.

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I know these are cherry blossoms

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But are these cherry blossoms too?

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We walked the entire tidal basin loop and this is what most of the trees looked like

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Finnegan and Declan had a lot of fun climbing on rocks, trees and playing by the fountains

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By the time we got to the Museum of Natural History the boys were getting pretty tired so they only lasted about an hour inside, and Declan started fading about thirty minutes in.  The lighting really stinks in this museum and since I don’t really know how to use my camera, our pictures are pretty dismal.

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After the museum, we headed back to our hotel, had a late lunch and hit the road.  Finnegan cried when it was time to leave and made us promise to take him back again, including an insistence on staying in the same hotel.  We shall see Big Guy (Finnegan’s new self proclaimed nickname).

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