4/3/09

National Cherry Blossom Festival

Since this week, and especially this weekend, is the big Cherry Blossom Festival Celebration, I thought I would post a few pictures that I snapped of the beautiful trees today.

Chase and I left the house this morning to go play at the National Building Museum. We then ate lunch at the museum cafe and spent the rest of the afternoon enjoying the beautiful weather and the gorgeous scenery. We took the metro up to the Navy Memorial/Archives, and from there we wandered through the Hirshhorn Sculpture Garden, which is the world's largest sculpture garden, then down to the National Mall, and we wandered around admiring the beautiful trees and looking like goofy tourists. Here is a link to some information and more photos about the famous festival. http://www.dcphototour.com/CherryBlossom.shtml

Here are a few photos I snapped of Chase's and my beautiful day out :).

This one is inside the National Building Museum...

Chase on the National Mall in front of the Washington MonumentThe beautiful Cherry Blossoms...

13 comments:

Brandon Family said...

Wow! Very beautiful and what a great day! When we were living in NC we went up to DC a few times! I loved wandering around like that. So much to see and do! The Cherry Blossoms are the most beautiful tree in the world, I think. I hope you enjoy living there! I look forward to living in that area someday (in our 5 year outlook, hopefully!)too!

Charity Childs-Gevero said...

Hey, I didn't know those could grow in America...they are from Japan...aren't they? Hmmm...yes i think I remember reading somewhere that America imported that from Japan...the Cherru blossoms...they are beautiful, aren't they? You must try The Body Shop's new body butter in cherry blossom! You will love it! :)

Kristin said...

Thanks for stopping my my blog. I love the cherry blossoms, have never been to DC at this time of year. Going to Richmond, Va area in about a week, think we can see the blossoms there?

Stacey said...

Thanks Amanda! This is an awesome place to live; you guys would LOVE it!

Charity - I've got it and I LOVE it!!! :) It smells soooo divine!!

Kristin, you should be able to see them there too! I did some searching online and couldn't find any specific places to go to find them, but kind of like here in DC, I think they're just spread all over. Take some pics of what you find while you are there! Have fun!

Wendy said...

beautiful pics of the cherry blossom! I love flowering trees! I can't believe how grown up Chase is looking! Glad you had a good time. :)

Swizz said...

Wow! Those are gorgeous. And the backdrop for the last picture is wonderful!

Allison said...

One more thing to look forward to for our PCS to DC!

Betty said...

Looks great! That is one thing I miss so much. The cherry blossoms and the cherries!!

Baloney said...

I've always wanted to see that. I'm really gonna have to get to DC someday!

Shawna Byrd said...

The cherry blossoms are beautiful, but I prefer the pics of that handsome little boy!

Stacey said...

Thanks ladies!!! Shawna, you are so sweet! :)

Wendy, they grow too fast don't they?

samskat said...

Your pics are beautiful...I can't believe how big Chase is!!! He was younger than Hailey the last time I saw him!!! He is just precious!!!

Stacey said...

Thank you Kat!!!! :)