So, I went back.
Over the weekend my family went to see the cherry blossoms in DC. They were gorgeous, if a few days pre-peak. I was completely satisfied with that trip but…we only get so many springs right?
I looked at the weather, looked at my calendar, and decided to go back by myself yesterday when everything was in full gorgeous blossom. I took the train so I could work both ways. And I spent a few hours wandering around the Tidal Basin, just gawking at the thick canopy of snow-white flowers.
There are several more pictures on my Instagram account (@lvanderkam). As I walked I just couldn’t stop smiling. And since it was a Tuesday, there were plenty of less crowded spots. Just a little mid-week tranquility, and a big adventure for the week…
…which was good because as I was putting the 7-year-old to bed last night he said his stomach hurt and then – yep. Another round of getting vomited on. This morning the 10-year-old was calling for me and it turned out she had it too (though she was old enough to make it to the bathroom — one of the upsides of children growing up…). So, it was good I enjoyed the flowers yesterday as today there’s just a lot of laundry going on at the house!