Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Spring Break: Day 2

We thought we were soooo smart, Chuck and I. No one will get up as early as we do, we thought. No one will go downtown to see the blossoms before 7 a.m. No one will be parked there before we arrive. No one will be walking around the Tidal Basin. The place will be empty! We will have it all to ourselves! We are AWESOME!

I'm pretty sure you can guess that not only was it not empty, but it felt as if the entire D.C.-area population was there by 7 a.m., if not earlier. But after walking 23 minutes from our parking space to the blossoms, we were committed. And really, it was a gorgeous Sunday morning. I brought fruit and donut kabobs to eat. The boys were excited by the surprise trip. Everything was okay in the end.

Rhett was ready to eat the second we were on the tidal basin. Ollie only wanted to eat the donut holes.

A rare shot with no other people in the picture! A cherry blossoms miracle!

The view from the Jefferson Memorial. What is up with Rhett's pose?!

Oh Ollie. When will you learn to look at the camera?

P.S. A friend of mine went that evening at around 6 and apparently it was empty. Next year.


  1. dang those boys are cute! and rhett's pose is awesome.

    so funny that so many people were up and at it so early. totally wouldn't have thought that, either. crazy.

    hopefully next year will be better - but it still looked like a great trip and just so, so, so beautiful!

  2. yeah I'm still shocked that so many people went so early! You still managed to get some good pictures though; great job!

  3. Wow. You have comrades! 7am people unite! And you did! ;) That really is a Cherry Blossom Miracle pic. Awesome! You guys look like you had a fabulous time!

  4. So beautiful, I'll have to remember the 6PM slot……;) Who knew??? Now you do, right???