Cherry Tree Festival

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We went to see the Cherry trees and WWII Memorial and, surprisingly enough, it ended up being as close to a perfect trip as possible.  The tree blossoms peaked the week we happend to be there and the weather was 70's and sunshine!  It was the first time to DC for all 16 of my family members and we had the time of our lives.  Be ready to walk a long way, though!  The Capitol and Lincoln Memorial are about 2.5 miles away from each other.  We didn't realized that until after we already committed to the walk.  Arlington Cemetary was somber but beautiful as was the Holocaust Museum.  All the monuments are beautiful in the daylight but you must take the time to see them at night.  We walked all over the touristy parts of town at night and felt safe.  Union Station on a Saturday night can be a little uncomfortable, however.  Bring your own water, because there aren't many places around the monuments to purchase any.  We rented a wheelchair for my grandfather and that ended up being the best thing we did.  If anyone has difficulty walking, be sure to make other arrangements before you get there!
David says:
great timing on the cherry blossoms!
Posted on: Apr 11, 2006
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