A tour of the monuments in Washington D.C.

Not my typical hiking post, but I had a fun day touring the capital with my parents.

We had originally planned this tour to take place at peak cherry bloom, but that didn’t happen because the cherries bloomed early this year and, well, I always say you can’t make a date with nature. The day before this there was a huge snowstorm (during which me and several family members and a friend were out four hours doing a half marathon/marathon). A few of the sheltered trees were still blooming though.

It was a cold morning that turned into a lovely day. Warning: several photos of my adorable parents included in this post.

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Bright and early and cold
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Jefferson memorial
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Tourists everywhere 😛
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Pretty tree
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I like the structure of the elms
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The cherries may be mostly done but the oaks are just starting
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Silly ornamental cherries
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The Washington monument has taught me that I can’t take a straight photo to save my life
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I was mostly excited about the roof of the Jefferson memorial
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Silly tourists are always in the way
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I love that this tree is still alive
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Jefferson memorial from the other side
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Cherries in…leaf
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Cherries in bloom!
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FDR memorial
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Several trees blooming in the shelter of the FDR memorial
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Dogwood blossoms are pretty, but deceptive. Those are sepals, not petals!
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Redbud!
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A good quote for me from FDR
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Martin Luther King, Jr. Memorial (and Washington monument, you can see that everywhere)
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Me mum
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Everyone gets so excited about tulips and I’m trying to care
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I ❤ elm trees
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Korean war memorial
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I like this because these guys are in a war surrounded by tourists
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Lincoln memorial
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Vietnam memorial
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Ah, these guys are cute!
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WWII memorial

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4 thoughts on “A tour of the monuments in Washington D.C.

  1. You’re right. The elms had a beautiful structure. I never saw elms that beautiful in west Texas (where they could never get enough water). And I understand your sentiment about the tulips….

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