Peddle Boats and Blossom-less Cherry Trees

On our last full day in Washington DC we saw a place where you could rent peddle boats along the tidal basin, and thought it seemed like fun to go and explore along the water’s edge. 


There are many monuments in this area that we didn’t have time to go visit by foot, so it was fun to peddle past them and avoid the crowds. This is the Thomas Jefferson monument.


The airport was nearby so planes were racing by overhead. 


The Martin Luther King monument. 

The only disappointing part about our trip was that we just missed all the cherry blossoms, by about a week and a half. We had an absurdly warm winter so the cherry trees bloomed earlier than ever.  
(Just imagine this row of trees is completely pink!)



Thousands of cherry trees were sent as a gift from Japan about one hundred years ago, and many of them are still standing today. If you look carefully you can spot a few baby cherry trees mixed in too, like this little guy pictured above, 





The last few cherry blossoms remaining. 

The peddle boats were a lot of fun, even if I did end up getting seasick towards the end 🙂

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