EVEN NOW; WITH A THOUSAND LITTLE VOYAGES UNDER MY BELT.
I STILL FEEL A MEMORIAL CHILL ON CASTING OFF.
-E.B. White

Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Are you kidding me??????

So we just called home to our neighbors in Minnesota.  First off, they are having another blizzard!!! Secondly we found out within days of Izzy's injury to her foot - a split toenail (trying to dig out a mole) - her sister Kelly, also split her nail digging in the snow.   Strange coincidence. 
     
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I also wanted to call this blog - Izzy Smith goes to Washington.


Yes, we all went to Washington.  The chamber of commerce lied to us.  We should have known better. "They" claimed the peek time to see the blossoms on the Cherry trees would be April 3rd to the 6th (revised date due to the cold temps).  The actual Cherry Blossom Festival started March 23rd  and would be ending on the 11th of April. So on the 3rd of April (after confirming the trees were blooming) we trekked north 200 plus miles to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington, DC.  

 Wayne and Carol stopped by for a visit and also  a side trip to Washington DC for the Cherry Blossoms.  They recently sold their boat "TakeTime" and are heading north to New Hampshire to finish building their dream home in the woods.

 Hauling the final "stuff" from the boat - behind their new Ford Flex.  We wish them well on their next adventure.  However, we will miss them alot on the waterways. 

We have been hoodwinked!!!!!  Well at least it was easy to get a parking space.

Almost -

Oh well - let's just enjoy the sights.

Alot of us were hoodwinked.

One of the fun things to do is rent a paddle boat on the Tidal Basin to see the Cherry Blossoms.  Maybe not so fun in 30MPH winds and 50 degree temps and no Cherry Blossoms.  

All quiet at the Capitol - our tax dollars at work????

and of course, the White House -  just noticed the guy on the roof

Perfect picture hiding the scaffolding - too bad the blossoms are not out.


OMG - we found one - ok so not the entire experience, but, we get the idea.


"Take Time" to smell the Cherry Blossoms.

3 comments:

  1. Spring is late, this year and it is driving me nuts. I've got resin work and painting to do and need 60* to do it. Sunday we hit 73 and yesterday we hit 84, so I did get a coat of paint down. But, supposed to be rain and cold, tomorrow.

    At least it's not snowing, I guess. (My son lives in the Twin Cities.)

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  2. So the festival runs from March 23rd to April 10th and there's no cherry blossoms? I've also heard that these cherry trees are made in Japan! Yet another thing congress has messed up!

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    1. I'm glad to know I am not the only poor soul with bad travel luck! Sorry the cherry blossoms weren't blooming. That would have been a beautiful sight. Keep sharing the great experiences! Love them.

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