I have always wanted to see the cherry blossoms in DC. When our nephew planned his April wedding in Maryland, I knew that this may be my chance! When we entered the Bible Museum (see the blog post for more details/photos), the skies were gloomy with sputtering rain. When we pulled out of the parking garage, we were greeted with gorgeous blue skies! We quickly drove over to the parking area near the Jefferson Memorial. With only fifteen minutes on the meter, we boogied our way quickly across the street to capture photos of the cherry blossom trees. And since tulips are my favorite flower, I had to also make time to spend some time with their colorful beauty, too! It was a fast, fun experience that left us smiling with laughter when we returned to our car. We don't have many of these opportunities during this season of life, so we do our best to make the most of them when available.
If you plan to visit DC, this area is a fantastic location. Parking near the Jefferson Memorial, it's an easy walk across the street to the areas with the White House, Washington Monument, Lincoln Memorial, and WWII Memorial. Everything is within feet-friendly walking distance, especially on a crispy Spring afternoon with the trees and flowers in bloom! Just do your best to leave the area before the traffic throughout DC gets congested. Our 11:00 am arrival was seamless, unlike our 3:30 pm departure that took an hour to get the main highway back to Maryland.