We drove into the city this weekend to learn our way to the Barlow Center. Pres. has to drive a group of other mission presidents there in a couple of weeks and we have discovered
it is really hard to find. On our way we decided to see the famous
It was overcast and so the crowds weren't too bad and the pictures aren't as bright pink as they really are, but they were spectacular.
We found a parking spot near the Jefferson Memorial.
First we saw the George Mason Memorial, then
We visited the Jefferson Memorial and the walked around the tidal basin.
It's the kind of thing you have to see to believe how beautiful, the camera
really doesn't capture it.
The Cherry Blossoms were originally given as a gift to the United States from the Japan in l920.There were 17 different species. There are now over 3000 trees around the basin.
This one is my favorite. Walking around the tidal basin and looking through the trees straight across the water is just breath taking.
The Washington Memorial with cherry trees lining the basin.
The sidewalk is right next to the water and circles around the basin and under the trees. You walk under the beautiful branches and the flowers drop down right to your head.
See how the walkway goes right under the trees. LOVELY
the reflection of the trees in the water was beautiful
Looking out from the Jefferson Memorial
The words of Thomas Jefferson enscripted on the walls.
The cornerstone laid in 1939
The Jefferson Statue
Me on the steps of the Memorial
A close up of my favorite bloom. The tulip cherry blossom.
This is the entrance to the George Mason Memorial.
George Mason was an incredible man. He was considered the father of the Constitution.