Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Cherry Blossom Festival

Chuck's sister, Amy and her family came to DC for two days to check out the Cherry Blossom Festival. We loved the beautiful Cherry Blossom trees lining the Tidal Basin. It's an amazing site that is hard to explain and is awesome to see in person. The weather was absolutely gorgeous and it wasn't as crowded as I thought it was going to be.Chuck proposed to me 6 1/2 years ago while walking around the tidal basin. It was fun to remember that day (actually it was the middle of the night in December, so not quite the same, but still fun) and look at our family now.
We had such a great day hanging out with the Dittbrenners. We also had a picnic on Haines Point in the East Potomac Park. Leland slipped at the playground, falling through one of those arched ladder things and gave herself a nice black eye. Poor girl.
Our second day in DC, we went to the National Zoo. Not a fun day, at all. On the way to the zoo, Leland got sick in the car and threw up. Gross. Then, I threw up while cleaning her off. Gross again. When Chuck called Amy who was in the other car to tell her, she kept saying, "April Fools! Ha Ha!" After the fourth time trying to tell her it wasn't a joke, he hung up on her and she finally realized it was for real.

We decided to continue to the zoo, which was probably not the best idea. Parking was horrendous. It was crazy crowded and HOT. I think I only saw two animals and they were both very, very far away with their backs turned to us. But the zoo did have some of the nicest empty animal pens we have ever seen. The joke was that there really are no animals there and all the people pay $10-$15 an hour to park to try to see the animals that really aren't there. We didn't pay to park in their lots, instead we chose to take over an hour to find free parking on the street. I think the parking ordeal took longer than we actually stayed at the zoo.

Chuck and I caught a stomach flu and were sick all day. We both threw up a few times that day and felt horribly. Proof of how out of it we really were is that we did not take any pictures. Not one picture all day long. Totally unlike us. That just proves how crumby we were feeling.


  1. I hope your last day went better. Did you ever make it to the Air and Space museum? Sorry you guys got sick!

  2. Sorry about all the upchucking, but wow, those blossoms are amazing!

  3. So beautiful! You guys are so cute!