As much as I would love to write about one complete trip and then start with the next one, I feel I would miss (and forget about) many locations that we visit in between long vacations. An example being the Australia trip in Sep-Oct last year for which I wrote for nearly 3 months and in the meantime took another vacation to Florida on New Year! Now, if I write about Florida completely, I would miss on the last weekend outing to Washington, D.C.
So, I am going to bring in randomness in my Travel posts (as and when required) and hope that would give you some different flavor to enjoy too!
Saru made sure we see the Cherry Blossoms at Washington DC’s Tidal Basin this year (yes, I missed the all important India vs Australia match on Sunday)! We did go to Washington through a tour package few years back, but you can’t really enjoy much with a whole bunch of people and with the time limit placed on attractions by the tour guide.
We were lucky to be at the Tidal Basin on Friday afternoon when the blooms were at their best (they officially peaked that day). We spent a few hours strolling around, amazed with the beautiful display of floral fireworks.
On opposite sides of the basin are the Jefferson Memorial and the Washington Monument – I enjoyed photographing them too! One can also take Paddle Boats to add to the excitement.
As we were walking around, we luckily spotted a small Tulip garden too.
The best to end the day was the Sunset clicked from the steps of the Memorial 🙂
P.S. Most of the attractions in Washington do not have any entry fee. You can just go whenever and whatever time you want, provided they are open.