|Dave and his infectious smile|
Dave and I had a plan. That plan was for me to retire in December and we were to go to the Cherry Blossom Festival in Washington DC in April. I vowed that I would keep that promise. I bought my motorhome in November and haven't looked back.
|Isabella "Izzy" my motorhome|
This year when late March arrived Christie and I loaded up the dogs and headed east to be in Washington for her Birthday which happened to fall on Easter this year.
Think about it. Easter, the most holy day of the year. You are celebrating the Risen Lord, your dad's first year in heaven and your birthday all in one day. WOW! Who can say that?
|Tulips blooming in the Bishops Garden|
We got up and dressed and made our way to the Cathedral only to find that we had to have tickets to get in. No where on the website did I see where I had to order tickets for Easter Services. Well bummer. Christie and I took time to walk around the Cathedral. It is strikingly beautiful and built in the old masters ways. Part of it was under repair due to the damage done to it by the earthquake several years before. The gardens were beautiful and a delight to walk through.
We then found a wonderful place for an Easter brunch at Chad's Friendship Heights. The table covering was butcher paper and I drew a birthday
|Happy street art|
|Fresh made pita and hummus|
|Smoked Salmon with Cream|
cheese capers and bagels
|Poached eggs with hash|
We went to the Tidal Basin to see if the Cherry Blossoms had started to open. After searching high and low, we only found one.
|No Cherry Blossoms were open|
|The only Cherry Blossom that was open|
We then visited the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial which is quite large and the Martin Luther King Memorial which was very impressive.
|President Franklin D. Roosevelt|
|Waiting in the soup line during the |
|The look of despair on the faces of men|
who once had everything
|Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.|
|One of many of King's quotes |
at the memorial
|Pulled Pork, slaw and fries|
|Bacon wrapped meat loaf, |
Italian green beans
I picked up several gifts for the boys for Christmas which is a good thing. The only person I have to shop for is my son-in-law this year.
I wanted my daughter's birthday to be filled with special memories of a beautiful day meant just for her. I think I succeeded.