Day Whatever: Reminiscing Over Cherry Blossoms, Tulips and Train Trips

With all of the yakking on TV about how individuals appear to completely disregard actuality and are flocking to Washington D.C. to view the gorgeous cherry blossoms, tulips and different flowers, I assumed I’d share just a few photographs from final 12 months’s go to. 

Amtrak’s Silver Meteor arrived into D.C. simply after 7 AM, so my daughter and I had just a few hours till the following prepare to Chicago.

We stashed our baggage within the Metropolitan/Acela lounge, stopped for a fast breakfast at Johnny Rocket’s, headed by way of the grand foyer and out the doorways.  Loads of time and an attractive day to expertise the cherry blossoms.  We virtually had the mall space to ourselves for an hour or so.  

Cherry Blossoms and Tulips in Washington DC
Final 12 months’s go to to Washington DC at cherry blossom time, in between Amtrak prepare departures from Washington to Chicago.
Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC
There weren’t any bees close to these cherry blossoms.
Cherry Blossoms in Washington DC Park
Quiet morning among the many pink and inexperienced earlier than the day kicked into excessive gear.

Despite the fact that I’ve been to D.C. a zillion occasions passing by way of on the prepare, I’d by no means timed it to coincide with cherry blossom time.  It was obvious in a second that D.C. actually seems to be fairly in pink.  And inexperienced.  Whereas not precisely Monet’s backyard, this was most likely the prettiest and most colourful panorama I’ve seen in America.

Monet's Garden in Giverny, France.
The true deal. It was superb to stroll by way of right here earlier than the vacationers arrived. Viking River Cruises organized the pre-opening tour.

So now you don’t have to move out into the crowds to a minimum of get a peek at Washington’s well-known Cherry Blossoms.  As you safely distance yourselves from strangers and buddies, cease to odor the spring flowers, if just for a minute. 

Keep secure.

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