I spent my birthday with the cherry blossoms, and I wouldn’t have it any other way.
Derek and I drove to the National Mall and absolutely scored with parking like 27 feet from the Washington Memorial ( AKA the giant pointed needle-looking thing ). We probably could have thrown a rock and hit it. And if you’ve ever tried to park in downtown DC on a nice day, you know the struggle!
So we had a short walk across the way to the Tidal Basin, which is lined with cherry blossom trees. Since it was such a nice day, there were plenty of paddle boaters floating around the water by the Jefferson Memorial.
There’s also a small tulip garden here. The colors were so vivid and bright! We went around lunchtime and there was hardly anyone there, which made it so much more enjoyable.
It was a perfect day.
I am so excited for my 23rd year: my wedding and honeymoon ( eeek! ), Derek finishes the “classroom” bit of medical school, and I ( hopefully ) get to start my ( big girl ) career! There is so much to be grateful for and incredible things to look forward to.
Happy birthday to meeeeee!