A Weekend in Washington, DC

Posted by   on Apr 10, 2013  in Blog  | Tags: , , , , | No Comments

A weekend in DC is not enough time…not even like a 3 day weekend would cut it. Not when theres free museums, monuments up to waahhhzooo to visit and cherry blossoms to see. It popped into my head a few weeks before, a vision of springtime and cherry trees blossoming. I pitched the idea of driving down and spending the weekend to my husband and he took the bait! It was really wonderful, like really. Taking photos was a bit challenging with the crowds and crowds of cherry blossom enthusiasts, but there were quieter places like Arlington National Cemetery which was one of the highlights of the trip. Visiting the cemetery was very moving, especially witnessing the changing of the guards for the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier. I know it stirred up lots of memories of our grandfathers and thoughts about the courage and bravery of all of our nations service men and women both come and gone. Another highlight, and honestly one of the main reasons for the trip was waking up at 5:30am (I know, hear me out) and photographing the cherry blossoms at dawn. I was lucky enough to have my friend Sam join us on our DC adventure weekend, so she joined me as we drove with tired eyes into the city, and down to the Tidal Basin. We of course were not the only crazy people with cameras down there, but it was a lot easier to get some shots without the massive crowds. It was really beautiful and something I will probably never forget.