CHERRY BLOSSOMS ALONG THE POTOMAC
9 April 2011
Almost two months ago, we booked a river tour of the cherry blossom festival in DC - offering a unique view of the many blossoming cherry trees and significant historic sites in our nation's capital. Then, the trees bloomed early - so, by the time we took our tour, the peak had past. Oh, well. We enjoyed it, nonetheless, and learned a few interesting tidbits about some of the historic buildings situated along the Potomac River.
In spite of the gray, overcast day, the beauties of spring along the Potomac were delightful and we even stopped for a bite to eat at the marina when we finished the tour. Crab cake and clam chowder by the waterfront! Not the best ambiance one could hope for, but very fresh seafood.
Also, I never knew how many different types and colors of cherry blossoms there are. I only knew of the pink ones and the pink-centered white blooms. But, there are red ones, deep pink ones, completely white ones — all types and varieties of blooms. They, no doubt, would have been lovelier had we been able to get there two weeks earlier, but, I'm glad we went anyway.