Like I said, the day wasn't all about the cherry blossoms. I crossed off another item on my bucket list...
By far the best picnic I have ever been on! We brought some french bread, salami, capocolla, goat cheese, fontina, grapes and strawberries.
We felt very "european" with our rustic baguette sandwiches, (minus the pepsi). Just prepping for Barcelona in July! :o) After the sandwiches, we just laid on the blanket under the cherry blossoms digesting the delicious meal.
It was so much fun and something that I will remember for a long time. I enjoyed the picnic so much, I want to keep it on my list and do more!! Let's see how many I can have this year!
Its getting to be that time again. A new month is upon us, and I have to check off a few of the monthly things I am suppose to do. There are a few that I am failing miserably at (aka Volunteering Once a Month) and I think it is because I don't start thinking about doing these things until it is too late! So, new goal, plan ahead for the next month the month before.
"Spend a Day in Nature" isn't doing as bad as some of the other goals, but I am counting something I did this past weekend (April 3rd) as my day for March. I promise, I will do another day this month for April.
So that being said, my day in nature for March was......
The Cherry Blossom Festival in DC!
The day started off a bit chilly, but the sun was out and it warmed up as the afternoon went on. We (Jake and I) walked along the tidal basin where the majority of the trees are planted. They were a gift from Japan in 1912. Fun fact about the trees, the first batch that was sent over was actually infested with many foreign insects and had to be burned. Not wanting to hurt the Japanese, the US told them there had been an accident and the trees had been lost. A new batch was sent over that were planted around the basin by First Lady Helen Taft.
There were a ton of people down there too. The past few days have been iffy weather-wise, so the sun brought everyone out to see the blossoms! Lots of kids being dressed up in various outfits and being forced to climb into the blossom trees for that perfect shot...man do I remember those days. Kites were flying, food was cooking and people were smiling and laughing. It was actually kind of nice. It was great to see so many people out and about enjoying the outdoors and each other.
The day was really amazing... but it wasn't all about the cherry trees....