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.