I had a major non-scale victory today. I walked around the Tidal Basin in Washington, DC to see the cherry blossoms.
This is the route I took. I parked on Jefferson just before the Smithsonian Castle in Washington, DC. I marked my starting point as 1400 Independence Avenue, which is just a block away.
Along the way, I saw the Jefferson Memorial, The George Mason Memorial, The FDR Memorial and the MLK Memorial.
This morning was a gloriously beautiful morning. Chilly and windy, especially along the water, but beautiful. I am planning on going to the Cherry Blossom parade next week, so I will do this again. Hopefully by then, the Cherry Blossoms will be at the peak bloom. I cannot wait to see those pictures.
In the meantime, Enjoy these pictures! Some facts first though:
- Before today, I had never walked around the Tidal Basin before.
- I had never seen the MLK memorial or the Jefferson Memorial.
- The walk from where I parked and back again was about 2.5 miles.
- I am exhausted and need a nap.